OTTAWA, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian nuclear industry congratulates Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Party on their election victory.
"We look forward to working with the Liberal government to ensure that nuclear energy remains a diverse, balanced part of Ontario's electricity supply mix," said Dr. John Barrett, the President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association.
"Nuclear energy is a safe and reliable source of low-carbon energy that is helping to keep down the price that Ontarians pay for electricity," added Dr. Barrett.
Ontario is home to 18 nuclear power reactors, which produce nearly 60% of the province's electricity.
Ontario is also very active in advancing nuclear science and technology, with research facilities such as Chalk River Laboratories, which provide highly-skilled jobs and innovation in energy, medicine, materials science and advanced manufacturing.
The nuclear industry in Canada employs 60,000 people directly and indirectly, has revenues of approximately $6.6. billion and contributes $1.5 billion in federal and provincial taxes.
SOURCE: Canadian Nuclear Association
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