There are no easy answers. But we have also reached the time when we must decide how to manage the trade-offs among all our imperfect energy sources.
The federal government produced an SMR roadmap in 2018, which Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan, pictured at the Canadian Nuclear Association's annual conference in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2020, has committed to implementing. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Right now, there is both a problem and an opportunity that nuclear energy—particularly in the form of small modular reactors—may be ready to step in and fill.
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The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.
The establishment of an administrative tribunal could ‘encourage’ companies to pursue that as an avenue of redress, instead of first trying to comply with the privacy commissioner’s findings, the watchdog says.
Public-private partnerships require significant design and engineering work, community engagement, environmental assessment and planning, as well as contracting with the person who’s going to build it during the actual construction period and ramp up into operation, says CIB CEO Ehren Cory.