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Canadian Nuclear Association Welcomes Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Policy on Nuclear Energy

OTTAWA (November 26, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association takes note of the policy platform released this weekend at the Ontario Progressive Conservative (OPC) Policy Convention in Toronto.  In particular, the CNA welcomes the OPC’s support of refurbishment of Ontario’s nuclear fleet, as well as the continued operation of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) until 2024. “We welcome the OPC’s support of nuclear energy in Ontario”, said John ...

Financial Accountability Office (FAO) confirms that Ontario’s Nuclear Refurbishment is Clean and Cost-Effective

OTTAWA (November 21, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the work done by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario on the Nuclear Refurbishment Plan which highlights the significant contributions the nuclear industry makes to the people of Ontario by providing one of the lowest cost, emissions-free sources of power in the province. The FAO’s report validates that refurbishing Ontario’s Bruce and Darlington nuclear generating stations is the best option to keep ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES ONTARIO’S LONG-TERM ENERGY PLAN

OTTAWA (October 26, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is pleased with the content and direction of Ontario’s latest Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). Focusing on the consumer, climate change, cost, reliability and accessibility, this updated LTEP recognizes and supports nuclear power as the central pillar of Ontario’s energy future.  For over 50 years Ontario’s nuclear fleet has been providing Ontarians with clean and reliable baseload energy.  The LTEP leverages nuclear’s ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WELCOMES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S STRONG SUPPORT OF THE SECTOR

OTTAWA (October 10, 2017) – The Canadian nuclear industry is pleased with the Government of Canada’s response to recommendations of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources’ report on the nuclear sector. The government has recognized Canada’s nuclear advantage by accepting all of the committee’s recommendations. The Government’s response to the committee’s recommendations outlines federal activities, program and engagement mechanism to foster ...

CNA PRESIDENT TO GIVE REMARKS AT BLOOMBERG SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS SUMMIT IN TORONTO

OTTAWA (September 25, 2017) – Bloomberg will host a Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto this week to discuss Canada’s transformation to renewable energy. The one day conference will look at the challenges that our energy sector is facing, how these challenges are being addressed and how industry can work with government to achieve mutually beneficial objectives. Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) President Dr. John Barrett, is one of the energy leaders that has been invited to speak at ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Urges Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to Recognize Role of Nuclear Energy in Climate Mitigation

OTTAWA (September 7, 2017) – The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meets this week in Montreal. If mitigation pathways are to be on target, keeping a global temperature rise limited to 1.5 degrees while simultaneously staying on course to meet the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must continue to promote and invest in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear. Thanks to nuclear science and technology, we meet nine of the seventeen SDGs, addressing issues of providing ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY SIGNALS INTEREST IN SUPERCLUSTER INITIATIVE

OTTAWA (July 26, 2017) – Canada’s nuclear industry leaders have submitted a Letter of Intent application to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in response to an open call for expressions of interest from industry-led consortia to participate in ISED’s $950 Million Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI).

CNA CONGRATULATES CAMECO CORPORATION ON LAC LA RONGE COLLABORATION SIGNING

OTTAWA (June 20, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Cameco Corporation on signing a collaboration agreement with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB). The agreement confirms LLRIB’s support for Cameco’s mining operations in northern Saskatchewan.  It also confirms both parties’ commitment to protecting the environment and ensures LLRIB will continue to benefit from employment, business opportunities and community investment from the industry. The two ...

CNA STATEMENT ON ONTARIO PROVINCIAL NUCLEAR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN (PNERP)

OTTAWA (June 13, 2017) – The Provincial government recently released its draft of the Province’s Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (PNERP) for comment based on the input of an advisory group, made up of national and international experts in nuclear safety and emergency management to review and consider all responses to the plan and provide recommendations on how to best reflect feedback. • The industry agrees with the Provincial recommendations to revise the PNERP including adding a ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION TOUTS ONTARIO’S NUCLEAR ADVANTAGE

OTTAWA (February 24, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association has launched a new website to educate the public and governments about Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage. You can learn more about the benefits of nuclear at www.OntariosNuclearAdvantage.com. This campaign coincides with the $25 billion refurbishment programs at the Darlington and Bruce Power nuclear stations and the extension of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station to 2024. “When it comes to providing reliable, low-cost, ...