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e-4201 (Taxation)

Initiated by Chris Keefer from Toronto, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Government of Canada is making a generational investment by providing a 30% investment tax credit to eligible clean technology projects;
  • The tax credit currently excludes existing and new CANDU technology which underpins the entire operating Canadian nuclear supply chain and nuclear fleet;
  • Disadvantaging CANDU relative to other clean technologies limits climate action and the Canadian economy, which benefits from an unmatched economic multiplier effect of $1.40 in GDP for every dollar invested due to the 96% made-in-Canada CANDU supply chain;
  • The CANDU refurbishments at Bruce, Darlington and most likely Pickering Nuclear stations are vital to the preservation for a further 30-40 years of Canada’s second largest source of zero carbon;
  • Twenty-two CANDU reactors, 19 of which currently represent 15% of Canada’s total electricity generation, were commissioned in just over 20 years, proving that CANDU nuclear is a scalable, rapid, deep decarbonisation tool;
  • CANDU nuclear has been ranked as one of Canada’s top ten engineering achievements and has among the lowest lifecycle emissions of any energy source at 5gCO2/kWh, one half that of wind and solar.
  • CANDU nuclear provided 90% of the power to permanently remove coal from the Ontario grid, an achievement hailed as North America’s greatest greenhouse gas reduction; and
  • CANDU nuclear has a proven track record as a successful Canadian export, assisting partner countries in decreasing their reliance on fossil fuels.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to include CANDU nuclear refurbishments and CANDU new build projects within the Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit.
Open for signature
November 18, 2022, at 1:46 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 17, 2023, at 1:46 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Arif Virani
Parkdale—High Park
Liberal Caucus
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