Canadian Nuclear Industry Congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada

October 20, 2015

OTTAWA (October 20, 2015) – The Canadian nuclear industry congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party Canada on their election victory.

“We look forward to working with the new government to ensure that nuclear technology remains a strategic asset for Canadian environmental, energy, economic and foreign policies,” said Dr. John Barrett, the President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association.

“Nuclear energy is a reliable, affordable source of low-carbon energy that helps Canada meet its global carbon emission targets,” added Dr. Barrett.

Canada is home to 19 nuclear power reactors, which last year produced over 17% of Canada’s electricity, 62 per cent in Ontario alone.

As well, Canada’s nuclear technology provides opportunities to develop and build long-term relationships in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Mideast and Africa.

The nuclear industry in Canada employs 60,000 people directly and indirectly, has revenues of approximately $6.6. billion and contributes $1.5 billion in federal and provincial taxes.

About the CNA

The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is a non-profit organization established in 1960 to represent the nuclear industry in Canada and promote the development and growth of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.

The CNA works to:

  • Create and foster a political environment and reasonable regulatory framework for advancing the nuclear industry in Canada.
  • Encourage cooperation among various industries, utilities, educational institutions, government departments and agencies, and other authoritative bodies that have a common interest in the development of economic uses for nuclear power and radioisotopes.
  • Provide a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues of concern to members, to industry, or to the Canadian public.
  • Encourage cooperation with other associations that have similar objectives and purposes.


For more information:

Malcolm Bernard
Director of Communications

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