RECAP: Read about the Not the Nuclear Lobby in Ottawa April 2023 HERE
Welcome to the "Not the Nuclear Lobby" page with info on events during our week in Ottawa, April 24-28, 2023
Activists from across Canada will gather in Ottawa April 24-28 to speak with Members of Parliament, meet with think-tanks and NGOs, and participate in events for the public to tell the other side of the nuclear energy story – the problems and risks that industry lobbyists will not speak about:
Join us in-person or virtually for these key events (all times Eastern):
Monday, April 24, noon - 1pm: (in person and zoom) The Energy Mix is hosting a gathering of climate activists in downtown Ottawa for a meet and greet and informal discussion about key nuclear issues. Contact: Angela at CleanAirAlliance.org for details.
Tuesday, April 25, 10am: (in person) Gathering at the eternal flame on Parliament Hill to remind our government that we have grave concerns about nuclear waste and the government's plans to expand nuclear reactors into communities across Canada. The Raging Grannies will join us for an anti-nuclear singalong. Signs will be provided, but you’re encouraged to bring your own too. Organized by the Council of Canadians Ottawa Chapter. Come help us get this issue on the evening news!
Tuesday, April 25, doors open 5pm, start at 5:20: (in person and zoom) Don't miss this public debate with two high-profile advocates on each side of the nuclear debate: Dr. Gordon Edwards, President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, and Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy. The question: Do We Need to Scale up Nuclear Power to Combat Climate Change? Hosted by the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa. Details and registration for in-person or virtual participation HERE. Doors open at 5 pm for light refreshments.
Thursday, April 27, 7-8:30pm: (in person and zoom) Panel discussion: Is New Nuclear a Smart Climate Solution? Featuring Dr. Gordon Edwards, Dr. Dale Dewar, Candyce Paul, and Angela Bischoff. Hosted by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Ottawa Quakers. At the Ottawa Quaker Meetinghouse, 91A Fourth Avenue in the Glebe. Pre-register for in-person or virtual participation HERE.
The Not-The-Nuclear-Lobby week is organized by groups including the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick, Northwatch, Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area , Interchurch-Uranium Educational Co-operative, Coalition for a Clean Green Saskatchewan, Concerned Citizens of Manitoba and le Ralliement contre la pollution radioactive