Apparently, NDP leader Andrea Horwath wants to mothball the Pickering Nuclear plant even though there’s a request before the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to renew its operating licence for ten years past its August 31st expiration date.
Horwath can’t wait to see the wrecking ball come to Pickering, but should this socialist form the next government and put Pickering out to pasture, then what?
PC Leader Doug Ford notes the facility is responsible for 4,500 jobs across Durham Region and contributes $600M in savings to Ontario hydro bills. Even the Liberals are onboard with Doug in opposing the NDP’s harebrained scheme.
The NDP election platform doesn’t specifically mention plans to shutdown nuclear power, but does state that a key part of addressing oversupply will include:
An independent, fact-based evaluation of when to take Pickering offline and begin creating jobs for the decommissioning of the plant.