Prime Minister Stephen Harper has proposed a new law to shield nuclear companies from taking responsibility in the event of a nuclear accident.
This law is irresponsible and must change. The Fukushima disaster shows us why.
Tens of thousands of people are still displaced 3 years after the Fukushima accident. Their livelihoods demolished, they’ve received but a fraction of the money needed to replace what they have lost. Yet the corporations, whose negligence and flawed reactors caused the disaster, continue to make billions in profit.
Fukushima’s victims are paying the price of corporate negligence. WHY?
Because Japan has a law to protect nuclear companies - just like the law Harper wants to pass.
Rather then holding the companies fully responsible, Prime Minister Harper wants Canadian taxpayers – you – to pay for the nuclear industry’s pollution. He prefers to protect the big nuclear companies rather than regular Canadians.
Let's tell Prime Minister Harper and the opposition leaders that polluters, rather than their victims, should pay for their pollution.