The Council of Canadians believes in peaceful protest and non-violent civil disobedience. We do not damage property or engage in any form of aggressive behaviour toward police and other security personnel. We do not condone violence against persons or property in our organization or our movement. We believe that our message of peace and justice is not served by images of violence and destruction, and that in the common struggle to build a better world our methods must be consistent with our goals.
The Council of Canadians rejects nuclear power because it poses an unacceptable risk to people and the environment. It is neither clean, safe, peaceful, nor economic. We are opposed to the further expansion of nuclear power in our country. Faced with climate change and diminishing energy resources globally, we recognize the need for a just transition away from a fossil fuel and nuclear dependent society, while ensuring Canadians access to basic energy needs, to sustainable, publicly funded and publicly delivered energy alternatives that benefit both workers and their communities.