MN-S Upset With Venue For Mine Licence Application

Monday, November 03, 2008 at 13:12



The president of the Metis Nation – Saskatchewan says the location for an upcoming two-day public hearing hosted by Canada’s nuclear safety watchdog is “ridiculous”.


The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is holding the hearing in Ottawa, where Cameco is applying for a five-year licence to store nuclear substances from the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine near Uranium City.


Robert Doucette says that’s a Metis community, but says there is no way those Metis people can afford to fly to Ottawa to be heard at the hearing.


Doucette says it would cost at least $2,000 to fly from Uranium City to Ottawa.


He has written the CNSC and requested the hearings be held in Saskatchewan, so all parties can attend.


The first day of the hearing will be held this Wednesday, while the second day is scheduled for January.