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Bruce Power fundraiser held for Ontario Liberals weeks before cancelling plan to build nuclear plants: report

VIDEO: Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said on Oct. 10, 2013 that Ontario has enough power, reverses course on building new nuclear plants.

TORONTO – Bruce Power held a fundraiser for the Liberal party shortly before the Ontario premier announced she was shelving the plan to build new nuclear reactors in the province, according to a report by the Toronto Star.

The report says the privately owned Bruce Power held a $100,000 fundraiser on September 10th at the Four Seasons hotel in Yorkville which both the premier and energy minister attended.

A month later, the government decided not to proceed with the $15 billion construction of two new nuclear reactors operated by Ontario Power generation, a rival of Bruce Power.

READ MORE: NDP wants investigation into costs of nixed Ontario nuclear expansion plans

According to The Star, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli has denied the event had anything to do with the decision to shelve the plants.

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