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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 ...

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 ...