City of Ottawa calls for Uranium-Stop

FEBRUARY 27, 2008: OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL, ALL BUT UNANIMOUSLY, PASSED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION TODAY…

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Community and Protective Services Committee direct City Council to:

1) Petition the Province of Ontario and Premier Dalton McGuinty to initiate an immediate moratorium on uranium mineral prospecting, exploration and mining in Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa River watershed until such a time that all environmental and health issues related to uranium mining and native land claims are resolved;

2) That City of Ottawa petitions the Province of Ontario to undertake an immediate comprehensive public review of the Mining Act, 1990.

Congratulations to those who worked hard to bring this issue to the attention of the council!

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