Metis Accuse CNSC Of Doing Flip-Flop On Hearing

Friday, January 09, 2009 at 12:44



A Metis leader in the province says he’s disappointed the country’s nuclear regulator won’t travel to Saskatchewan to discuss the decommissioning of a northern mine.


The issue concerns the old Beaverlodge mine near Uranium City.


Cameco has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for a five-year licence to store nuclear substances from it.


Robert Doucette says there are questions about that proposal that some Metis in the area want to hear answered.


Doucette says the CNSC had previously told his group a meeting would be held this month in Saskatoon.


However, he says the meeting will now take place in Ottawa sometime in February — meaning Metis who could have attended a hearing in Saskatchewan likely won’t be able to now.