Sensitive documents pertaining to Canada's Atomic Energy program were
left behind at a CTV news bureau last week. National Resource Minister
Lisa Raitt had finished an interview at the studio and left the documents
marked "SECRET" behind on a desk. Within the folder were details on
cost over-runs and delays on various projects including info on CANDU
REACTORS and the Chalk River Laboratories where 1/3 of the world's
medical isotopes are produced. The reactor is undergoing a lengthy
repair/shutdown that has seen a scramble for procurement of this
radioactive product elsewhere. This is not the first time there has been
lax security with regards to Canada's SECRET documents. Foreign Affairs
Minister Maxine Bernier had to resign last year after leaving "sensitive"
NATO documents at his ex-girlfriends apartment. The
Conservative Government is scrambling to plug the leaks in a rather shakey
dike of late. These are the same folks who want to deport the ex-KGB
guy from his sanctuary in Vancouver today. Perhaps they could put a few
Cabinet members on the plane with him?