It appears that Bruce Power is out doing damage control as Ross Lamont made the rounds to Grey County council on October 6, 2010. He spoke of “plans to continue to hire new 200 to 250 new staff members each year for the foreseeable future.”
This is all very good news for the employees and those looking for employment at Bruce Power. All of this positive news in the area of human resources is a great thing for the communities where these people will work and live. Morale will be up in the workplace and loyalty to the employer will be stronger than ever.
Then there is the philanthropy they are so proud of at Bruce Power. As the largest employer in the area they encourage their employees to give to the United Way every year and ” have done so this year to the tune of $150,000, a figure over and above what the corporation contributes to the charity.” Bruce Power also has an annual sponsorship budget of $1.36 million.
It is great for charities in the area who depend on these donor dollars such as Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. It is wonderful for the corporation in Grey Bruce at a time when their image is in need of a makeover. They just completed 2 days of Public Hearings and are unsure what the outcome will be. This will definitely help ensure that public opinion remains in favour of Bruce Power.
And herein lies the problem. I spent 2 days in Ottawa listening to interveners make oral submissions at the Public Hearings at the CNSC while Bruce Power reps, CNSC reps and the Studsvick rep withheld information, refused to answer questions, submitted inaccurate information intentionally and the list goes on.
It may be a while before the CNSC makes its’ decision about the transport licence for Bruce Power. Until then it appears that Bruce Power is in high level damage control. I have approached all of the media outlets to give my account of the Public Hearings but none other than Rogers Cable TV are interested. So I’ll write a letter to the editor and hope it is printed.
But there is a simple solution to all of this. Be an authentic good corporate citizen. Take care of the environment and the health of your citizens. Tell them the truth about what you are doing and why you are doing it.
Don’t spread money around. It distracts from the real issues and then folks don’t realize that they are at risk. That is irresponsible and reckless.
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