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David Turner Welcomes American Sailors But Not Nuclear Ships PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Sunday, 20 June 2004 04:00
While David Turner welcomes the sailors in town this weekend to return o­n the ferry, he?s asking the Canadian government to ensure the US Navy?s nukes are left at home. "Nuclear-powered and nuclear-weapons capable ships like the USS Stennis needlessly bring radioactive dangers to our doorstep," said Turner. "But nuclear ship accidents are entirely preventable in Canada, if o­nly the Liberals and Conservatives would ?just say no? to nuclear ship visits." Nuclear ships are a clear and present danger, due to possible o­nboard fires or explosions which could disperse radioactive debris throughout the region, threatening our health and ecosystem, and imposing huge economic costs.

Jack Layton and today?s NDP have a different vision for Canada?s armed forces than either the Conservatives or Liberals.

"Today?s NDP will work for a strong and independent foreign and military policy, with a focus o­n peace, human rights and free trade," said Turner. "We will not compromise Canadian interests by following George Bush into foreign wars or Star Wars missile defence."

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 June 2004 04:00

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