From the fascinating world of Canadian politics: Stéphane Dion gave his first major policy speech as Liberal leader yesterday. How’d it go?

Dion on nuclear power:

“As long as I’m not able to look Canadians in the eyes and to say, ‘I’m comfortable with the waste,’ I will not recommend it,” Dion, elected leader last month on an environmental platform, said after a breakfast speech to a Bay Street crowd.

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It’s also time to look at clean coal as a solution to meeting electricity needs while reducing harmful emissions blamed for global warming, Dion told a business audience in what was billed as his first major speech as head of the federal party.

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