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Alberta Latest Region to Leverage Nuclear to Fight Climate Change

Further opens the door to integration of energy production to achieve net-zero 2050 goals OTTAWA (August 7, 2020) — The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the Province of Alberta’s growing support for next generation small modular reactors (SMRs) as part of Canada’s march toward net-zero 2050 energy. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has signalled intent to add his signature to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the development and deployment of SMRs to address climate ...

Major milestone achieved on one of Canada’s largest clean energy projects

OTTAWA (June 4, 2020) — The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates the entire Ontario Power Generation Darlington refurbishment team on making strides to help Canada meet its carbon-pollution target of net-zero by 2050. Today the team announced the completion of Unit 2, a key milestone in one of Canada’s largest clean energy projects. The overall four unit project remains on budget and schedule as planned. This is the first of four units at Darlington to be refurbished in the ...

Canada’s nuclear industry rallies together to combat COVID-19

Redeploys innovation facilities, equipment and brainpower to help support local communities; Expands production of isotopes to sterilize medical equipment OTTAWA (April 28, 2020) — Redeploying 3-D printers to produce face shields; supplying isotopes to help sterilize critical medical equipment; donating more than 2.1 million pieces of personal protective equipment to front-line workers; giving more than $5.6 million to local communities; and partnering with academic institutions to drive ...

CANADIAN AND UK NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES TO COLLABORATE ON ADVANCING NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR CLEAN ENERGY

LONDON, ENGLAND (March 3, 2020) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) in the United Kingdom today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Department for International Trade Civil Nuclear Showcase 2020 to collaborate in nuclear and promote clean, innovative and advanced nuclear technologies. “This MOU will help accelerate the wave of innovation in nuclear energy among our member companies,” said CNA President and CEO John Gorman. ...

FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL MINISTERS AND SENIOR BUSINESS LEADERS TO HEADLINE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Ministers Seamus O’Regan, Greg Rickford, Dustin Duncan and Mike Holland, and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol among speakers at Canadian Nuclear Association annual conference and trade show OTTAWA (February 18, 2020) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual conference and trade show. This year’s theme is “Nuclear Now: Achieving Our Clean Energy Future.” An estimated 900 delegates will attend the event, which features a variety of speakers and experts from industry, ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION APPOINTS TRICIA WEAGANT AS VICE-PRESIDENT

OTTAWA (February 3, 2020) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) today welcomes Tricia Weagant as vice-president. “The CNA and the nuclear industry are transforming to expand their contribution to addressing climate change and supporting a clean energy system,” said CNA President and CEO John Gorman. “Tricia’s transformation and communications expertise will be vital as we reintroduce the country to the clean energy opportunities of nuclear, including the modernization of existing ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY CONGRATULATES SASKATCHEWAN, ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO ADVANCE SMALL MODULAR REACTORS

OTTAWA (December 2, 2019) – The Canadian nuclear industry congratulates the provinces of Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick on entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the development and deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to address climate change, regional energy demand and economic development. The MOU was signed on Sunday, December 1 in Toronto by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs. The MOU ...

NEW STUDY FINDS NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR 76,000 JOBS ACROSS CANADA

OTTAWA (November 8, 2019) – A new study has found that Canada’s nuclear industry accounts for 76,000 jobs across Canada, an increase from 60,000 jobs in 2012. The study, “Benefits of Nuclear Energy for Canadians,” was prepared by MZ Consulting for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI). “The findings of the study show that Canada’s nuclear industry is growing in size thanks in large part to the refurbishment of Ontario’s ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY CONGRATULATES THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA

OTTAWA (October 22, 2019) – The Canadian nuclear industry congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their re-election victory. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Liberal government and other parties in Parliament to ensure that nuclear technology remains a strategic asset for Canadian environmental, energy, economic and foreign policies,” said John Gorman, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. “Nuclear energy has an ...

CNA AND CNS CONGRATULATE 2019 CANADIAN NUCLEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

OTTAWA (June 25, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards. The awards are to honour those who have made exceptional contributions, technical and non-technical, to the field of nuclear science and technology. This year, the award winners are: Ian McRae Award (to honour an individual for substantive contributions, other than scientific, to the advancement of nuclear ...