[ensu] FORUM The politics of replacing coal FREE

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  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 22:35:59 -0500

St. Lawrence Centre FORUM presents:
Options for New Energy: The politics of replacing coal

Thursday, November 18, 2004   7:30-9:30 pm

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East
(2 blocks east of Union Station)

Admission is free.  First come first seated. (500 seat auditorium)

For a print version of flyer click here:

Ontario plans to close its coal-fired power plants by the year 2007. That¹s
good news for your lungs. Ontario has a plan to replace that power but
critics charge it will not bring power on board quickly enough to avoid
shortages and does not put the focus on clean green power. And the Ontario
Liberals have decided all new power must be private.

Are we making the right choices? Do we want to make a commitment to private
power under NAFTA? Do we have the right mix of technologies - nuclear,
hydro, wind, biomass or solar? Where does conservation come in and are we
embracing it?


Samit Sharma: Project Manager GAIA power, a sustainable energy development
firm (wind, solar, biomas, and thermal); member of the Board of Directors of
the Canadian Wind Energy Association.

Keith Stewart: Toronto Environmental Alliance; author: Hydro: the Decline
and Fall of Ontario¹s Hydro Empire.

Rick Coats:  Local Vice-President, Society of Energy Professionals,
representing over 6000 energy professionals in the electricity industry.

Moderator: Karin Wells: CBC broadcaster and documentary producer.


Freedom 65?  the End of Mandatory Retirement
Thursday November 25, 6-8 pm

St. Lawrence Centre Forum
27 Front Street East, 2 blocks east of Union Station

For a print version of flyer click here:

Will the end of mandatory retirement  change your career and retirement
plans? Mandatory retirement has long
been viewed as a human rights issue - ageism that penalizes older people who
can and need to work.  This argument has been given a boost by the forecast
of a drain on pension plans as 9.8 million Canadian baby boomers approach

65 isn't as old as it used to be.  Now the idea of mandatory retirement is
getting the pink slip, leaving behind questions about how to put in place a
complex societal shift.  What personnel policies do companies need to
implement to adapt to an aging workforce?  How will pension, insurance and
benefit plans adjust to the change, and how will it affect you?  Could the
right to retire at 65 be eroded?


Monica Townson, public policy consultant and economist specializing in
pension issues.

Barbara Humphrey:  Partner with Stringer, Brisbin and Humphrey employment
management lawyers, author of A Manager's Guide to the Duty to Accommodate.

Wayne Samuelson:  President of the Ontario Federation of Labour.

with Moderator:  Ted Barris:  author, most recently of Juno:  Canadians at
D-Day June 6, 1944;  CBC broadcaster and Professor of Journalism at
Centennial College.

Carolyn Langdon
STLC Forum
27 Front St. E.
Toronto  M5E 1B4
(416)366-1656 x274

Check out the audio archive of previous forums on our website:

Upcoming Fora:

Options for New Energy: The Politics of Replacing Coal
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004   7:30-9:30 pm

Freedom 65?: the End of Mandatory Retirement
Thursday, Nov 25, 2004  6-8 pm

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