/R E P E A T/ Media advisory - Canada's Nuclear Infrastructure Essential to Innovation and Competitiveness

    OTTAWA, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's continuation of its sixty year
investment in research and development in nuclear energy is essential to
retaining a global leadership role in R & D among OECD countries.
Re-investment in long-term nuclear research will determine whether Canada's
retains a leadership role in developing nuclear energy systems for electricity
generation, low-carbon oil sands extraction, molecular medicine and the
hydrogen economy.
    These are among the key themes to be discussed at the annual Seminar of
the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA), February 28 and March 1, 2007 at The
Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 19:00

    The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada

    Thursday, March 1, 2007

    Dr. Robert Dixon, Head, Energy Technology Policy Division, International
Energy Agency and advisor to the G-8 leaders will examine prospects for energy
technologies which enhance energy security and lower CO2 emissions in
electricity generation, buildings, industry and transport to 2050.
    Other speakers include: Dr. Pierre Coulombe, President, National Research
Council of Canada, Mark Mills, Co-author, The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of
Fuel, The Virtue of Waste, and Why We'll Never Run Out of Energy and Wayne
Henuset, Director and Founding Partner, Energy Alberta Corporation and

For further information:

For further information: To book interviews or to confirm attendance,
please contact: Claudia Lemieux, Director of communications and media
relations, Canadian Nuclear Association, (613) 237-9082, lemieuxc@cna.ca; Full
Program www.cna.ca

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