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Small nuclear reactors to power Canada’s low-carbon future

By John Barrett      

Canada has a lot going for it as it seeks to establish itself as a leader in the nuclear energy space. It has world-class research and development capability, including the renowned Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and other industry-run, specialized labs, writes the CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association.

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi's department is responsible for developing a 'strategy roadmap' that can help position Canada as a leader in the market for small modular reactors. The Hill Times file photo by Andrew Meade

Imagine a Canada with a clean, affordable and diversified energy system that is a world leader in deep de-carbonization and greenhouse-gas emissions reduction. Imagine, too, an end to energy poverty in many small and remote Canadian communities that now struggle on diesel fuel. Imagine a promising, cutting-edge technology that opens doors to economic competitiveness and puts Canada at the forefront of international supply markets hungry for clean energy solutions.   That imagined future is on the verge of

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