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Chalk River redux

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Stephen Harper on Linda Keen, Dec. 11, 2007. “What we do know is the continuing actions of the Liberal appointed Nuclear Safety Commission will jeopardize the health and safety and lives of tens of thousands of Canadians. We do not have the authority to act as an executive, but we do have the responsibility to demand that Parliament step in and fix this situation before the health of more people is put in jeopardy.”

Gary Lunn on Linda Keen, Jan. 16, 2008. “In particular her lack of leadership during the extended shutdown of the NRU reactor at Chalk River, does not meet the very high standard of conduct the government and Canadians expect from public office holders who are responsible for the executive management of institutions charged with safeguarding the health and safety of all Canadians.”

Tony Clement on Linda Keen, Jan. 29, 2008. “I can tell you that I agree with the decision. I think it’s the right decision. I think it protects Canadians in the future. It’s not a decision you take lightly. You don’t fire heads of commissions every day of the week or every month in the year, but when it is for the health and safety of Canadians, you have to make those kinds of difficult decisions at times.”

So who gets fired now?