Canada’s Deadly Secret

Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System

By Jim Harding  

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Canada’s Deadly Secret chronicles the struggle over Saskatchewan’s uranium mining, the front end of the global nuclear system. It digs into impacts on Aboriginal rights, environmental health and the effect of free trade, tracing Saskatchewan’s pivotal role in nuclear proliferation and the spread of contamination and cancer. Harding shows that nuclear energy cannot address global warming, nor is there a “peaceful atom.” The book goes inside biased public inquiries; it exposes PR campaigns of half-truths and untruths and the penetration of nuclear propaganda into our schools.

Canada’s Deadly Secret also highlights successes in holding back nuclear expansion. It presents an alternative, ecological vision for a sustainable future that not only takes up the invitation coming from renewable energies, it also links energy, environment, health, peace and sovereignty.

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Contents

  • Foreword (Helen Caldicott)
  • Preface: Telling the Story as it Unfolded
  • Introduction: One World, One Future
  • Side-Stepping Social Impact and Aboriginal Rights: Cluff Lake Inquiry
  • NDP Government Disinformation Campaign: Uranium Secretariat
  • Challenging Nuclear Scientism: Warman Uranium Refinery Hearings
  • Uranium Blowback: Boycott, Policy Flip-Flop and Spills
  • The Corporate Agenda: Profitable Uranium and Nuclear Comeback Strategy
  • Free Trade and Sovereignty: The Uranium Connection
  • Northern Opposition Mounts: Another Spill, Collusion Backfires
  • The National Film Board Releases “Uranium” in the North
  • Drawing the Line: “No!” to Nuclear Power
  • Nuclear Waste: The Common Sense Solution Entering the Nuclear Den: Debating History, Technology and Ideology
  • Going for Broke: Uranium-Nuclear Alliance Distorts Energy Options Inside the Nuclear Industry’s Trojan Horse: The Saskpower-AECL MOU
  • The Dark Side of Nuclear Politics: One Last Go at the Inquiries
  • Global Education on the Nuclear Controversy
  • Diseconomics of the Nuclear Industry: Inefficiencies, Inflated Demand and Hidden Costs
  • Out of the Nuclear Closet: With a Small Green Plan
  • Our Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan’s Continuing Role In Nuclear Weapons

Authors

  • Jim Harding

    University of Regina

    Jim Harding is a retired professor of justice studies at the University of Regina. He is a founding member of the Regina Group for a Non-Nuclear Society and was director of research for Prairie Justice Research at the University of Regina, where he headed up the Uranium Inquiries Project. Jim also acted as consultant to the NFB award-winning film Uranium.

    Jim Harding is a long time peace and environmental activist in Canada. He has been involved with anti-nuclear research and activism in his home province for several decades. For two decades Jim was a key member of the School of Human Justice at the University of Regina, where he acted as director in the early 1990s. More recently Jim served for one term as Regina’s inner-city councillor. He now lives, gardens and writes on the Crows Nest Ecology Preserve in the Qu’Appelle Valley.