OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada recognizes that nuclear power will play an expanding role in the global energy mix in the coming decades as the world transitions to the low-carbon economy of the future. Working with our global partners is critical to ensuring the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today delivered Canada's statement to the 60th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.
Speaking on behalf of Minister Carr and as Canada's head of delegation, Ms. Rudd underlined Canada's strong position as a world leader in nuclear science and technology; committed to strengthening Canada's collaborative relationships with its global partners; and reiterated Canada's support for the IAEA's efforts on nuclear safety and non-proliferation.
Ms. Rudd spoke at Women in All Things Nuclear, an event run by the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Ms. Rudd highlighted the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk and Harriet Brooks — two Canadian women who have played a vital role in the advancement of nuclear science in Canada and across the world.
Accompanying Parliamentary Secretary Rudd was Canada's industry delegation, led by Dr. John Barrett, President of the Canadian Nuclear Association, comprising companies that contribute to Canada's reputation as a leading nuclear nation in all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle and supply chain.
"Canada recognizes the important role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in ensuring the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. This is integral, given the expanding role that nuclear will play in the global energy mix in the coming decades."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources
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