Re: "We don’t want hundreds of modular nuclear reactors across Canada," (The Hill Times, June 13). I was extremely disappointed to read John Bennett's piece. Rather than engage in a productive discussion about the challenges of the energy transition, he resorted to deliberate misinformation and speaking points from the last century while claiming to be speaking for Canadians. Mr. Bennett is right on one point: the regulatory review process enables Canadians to express their opposition to energy projects, and the industry welcomes these opportunities for engagement. However, it is a mistake to suggest that such opposition represents the views of all Canadians. The fact is most Canadians support nuclear power being a part of Canada’s climate and energy plans. And in contrast to Mr. Bennett’s arguments, people who live and work around nuclear power plants are even more supportive. Much of that support is due to the industry’s exemplary safety record and commitment to excellence. Canada’s nuclear regulatory regime is one of the strongest and most respected in the world. It is also disingenuous to suggest that the nuclear industry will be “imposing” nuclear reactors on communities across the country. Canadians are charting their own energy future and engaging like never before in the future of their communities. The Canadian nuclear industry is committed to working to support those communities, including Indigenous people across Canada, who choose nuclear power as the solution for their own low-carbon energy transition. Mr. Bennett might be surprised to learn that the modern environmental movement is increasingly embracing nuclear power for what it is: a clean, sustainable, reliable source of low-carbon power. If Mr. Bennett and Friends of the Earth Canada hope to remain relevant as Canada takes meaningful steps towards a low-carbon economy, they will need to engage in honest and productive dialogue based on facts rather than ideology. John Gorman President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association Ottawa, Ont.