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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 ...

CNA and OCNI host official side event at CEM10/MI-4

VANCOUVER (May 10, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) are delighted to present their official side event “Women and Young Leaders Talk New Nuclear” at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial (CEM10/MI-4). This side event will showcase the benefits of nuclear energy as part of a clean energy mix that includes hydro, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. It will feature women and ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Welcomes John Gorman as New President and Chief Executive Officer

OTTAWA (April 15, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gorman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 13, 2019. Mr. Gorman is currently President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the national trade association for Canada’s solar energy industries. He oversees all of CanSIA’s activities including government affairs, research, communications and industry leadership. Immediately prior to ...

BROAD OPENNESS TO NEW NUCLEAR, POLL FINDS

OTTAWA (February 27, 2019) – A new poll shows that 87 per cent of Canadians support or are open to small modular reactors (SMRs) as an alternative to fossil fuels. The online poll, conducted in February for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) by the independent firm Abacus Data, found 16 per cent of Canadians strongly supported, 27 per cent supported, and 43 per cent were open to SMRs as an alternative to fossil fuels. The poll also found 80 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement ...

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FATIH BIROL ADDRESSES THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

OTTAWA (February 26, 2019) – On Wednesday, February 27, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) will welcome Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to CNA2019, the industry’s annual Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa. Dr. Birol will meet with the CNA’s Executive Committee on Wednesday morning at the Westin Hotel. Later Dr. Birol will deliver a keynote address on “The Future of Nuclear Energy” followed by a panel discussion with thought leaders in ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION HOSTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

OTTAWA (February 25, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual Conference and Trade Show. This year’s theme is “New Nuclear: Generating Solutions for Climate and Health.” The event features a variety of speakers and experts from industry, academia and government discussing innovations in nuclear technology and what makes the future of nuclear energy so different from the past. When: February 27 to March 1, 2019 Where: The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ...

Canadian nuclear industry marks World Cancer Day

OTTAWA (January 4, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is marking World Cancer Day by highlighting the important role nuclear technology plays in diagnosing and treating cancer. On World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat one of the world’s most deadly diseases. But every day, nuclear is on the frontlines in the battle against cancer. “Canada has been a pioneer in the development of radioisotopes, saving millions of lives around the globe for over six ...