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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Canada needs to say no to US-India nuclear deal," Asia Pacific Post, July 16, 2008.

While working with India, the tax-dollar guzzling Atomic Energy of Canada was training Pakistan’s nuclear scientists and engineers in Karachi, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Uranium miners from Canada’s northwest to the Australian outback are rubbing their hands with glee as the United States pushes for a nuclear deal with India.

Coming off one of their worst years, the deal will boost uranium demand worldwide and experts say the price will rise as fast as oil this year.

Canada is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board and the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and is being asked to sanction the deal.

The deal, being pushed by outgoing U.S. President George Bush, will make billions for the countries involved in the form of uranium exports, reactor sales and technology transfers.

It will also make this world a more dangerous place.

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