Canadian Nuclear Association Hosts Annual Conference and Tradeshow

February 23, 2016

OTTAWA (February 23, 2016) 

What: The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual conference and tradeshow. This year’s theme is “The Core of Canada’s Low-Carbon Future.” The event will feature a variety of speakers and experts from industry, academia and government, addressing the indispensable role of nuclear energy in achieving Canada’s COP21, GHG reduction targets.

When: February 24-26, 2016


The Westin Hotel
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4


The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy
The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Ms. Kim Rudd, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources
Dr. Michael Binder, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Mr. Ben Heard, Principal of Australian-based ThinkClimate Consulting
Mr. David Herle, Principal Partner, The Gandalf Group
Mr. Paul Wells, Political Editor, Maclean’s
Mr. George Kourounis, Host of Angry Planet
Mr. Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power
Mr. Jeffrey Lyash, President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation
Mr. Mark Lesinski, President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Dr. John Barrett, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association
Mr. Preston Swafford, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, SNC-Lavalin
Ms. Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug ‘n Drive 

Why: Nuclear technology is an often overlooked strategic advantage belonging to Canada in the fight against climate change. This safe, clean technology is in our energy supply, our economy, our hospitals, our advanced manufacturing – indeed, our international relations.

That is why, in 2016, we highlight the importance of Canada’s nuclear technology, the role it plays in Canada’s post-COP21, low-carbon future – and the promise it holds for the next generation of young Canadian innovators, scientists and engineers.


Or contact:
John Stewart
CNA Director of Policy and Research
613-237-4262 ext. 103


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