10-9 Draft Study Report Dialogue Sessions
A series of dialogue sessions on the Draft Study Report was held in six cities across five provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Québec, and Ontario) between June 22 and July 20, 2005. The objectives of the dialogue sessions were to provide opportunities for participants to comment on the draft NWMO recommendation and Draft Study Report; provide for an exchange of views; and provide the NWMO with the opportunity to improve the recommendation before its finalization.
With the exception of Manitoba, each of the provinces chosen have direct involvement in the nuclear fuel cycle. Manitoba was included in response to a request for a dialogue in Pinawa, due to its long-standing involvement with the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Whiteshell Laboratories and the Underground Research Laboratory located near that community. Participants were invited to the sessions on the basis of their prior involvement with NWMO activities and research and their expressed interest in the NWMO’s work.
Dialogues were held in Pinawa,MB, Saskatoon, SK, Saint John, NB, Trois-Riviéres, QC and Toronto and North Bay, ON.