Media advisory - The Reality of the Nuclear Renaissance

    OTTAWA, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada has a long and established history
as a leader in nuclear technologies and innovation. Globally, the nuclear
industry is experiencing a renaissance as aging infrastructure is refurbished
and new investments are made in clean-energy solutions. A clear vision for the
industry and a long-term commitment to investment in research and development
is imperative to continue Canada's leadership role in nuclear technology for
electrical generation, medicine and research and development.
    What is Canada's role in this era of nuclear renaissance? And, as the
industry journeys forward in these economically challenged times, what are the
realities of the road ahead?
    These are among the themes to be focussed on and discussed at the 2009
CNA Conference and Trade Show of the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA),
February 25-27, 2009 at The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa,
Ontario. For further details including the conference program, visit

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009  - 19:00

    The Honourable Lisa Raitt - Minister, Natural Resources Canada

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Pierre Charlebois - Chairman, Canadian Nuclear Association
    Introductory Remarks

    Senator Hugh Segal
    A Time for Tough Choices: Understanding why the costs of nuclear inertia
    far outstrip the risk of moving ahead with nuclear development now

    Professor Brian Cox - CERN, Geneva
    The Large Hadron Collider at CERN: Exploring the Forces of Nature Inside
    the Atomic Nucleus

    Richard W. Cortright, Jr. - Managing Director, U.S. Utilities and
    Infrastructure Ratings, Standard and Poor's
    Assessing the Credit Risks for New Nuclear Power Plants

    Michael Binder - President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    Nuclear Regulation in Canada - Moving Forward

    The Honourable Brad Wall - Premier of Saskatchewan
    Nuclear Industry Development in the New West

    John Wright - Senior Vice-President, Ipsos-Reid
    Canadians' Attitudes Toward Nuclear in Challenging Times

    Angelina S. Howard - Vice President, Office of the President and
    Executive Advisor to the President, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington
    U.S. Nuclear Energy: A Partner in Climate and Supply Solutions

    The Honourable Jack Keir - Minister, New Brunswick Department of Energy
    Adding Nuclear Capacity in New Brunswick: Refurbishment and new
    construction at the Point Lepreau Generating Station.

    Friday, February 27, 2009

    Rex Murphy - CBC Journalist and Commentator
    Over the Top: Politics in Ottawa and climate change

    Grand Council Chief John Beaucage - Anishinabek Nation, Union of
    Ontario Indians
    First Nations Involvement in the Energy Industry

    Ian McGinty - Executive Vice President Human Resources, Bruce Power and
    Lewis Rusen, Office Managing Director & Senior Partner, Leadership and
    Talent Consulting, Korn/Ferry International
    Strategic Leadership in Nuclear

    Murray Elston - President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association
    Closing Remarks

For further information:

For further information: To book interviews or to confirm attendance:
Olivia Nixon, (613) 724-1767,; Claudia Lemieux, Director
of Communications and Media Relations, Canadian Nuclear Association, (613)

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