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Fri, 05 Apr 2013
Ontario mayors from cities and towns with businesses in nuclear technology created a Mayors Nuclear Technology Caucus and chose Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton as co-chairs in a meeting in Oakville on Friday. The mayors agreed to collaborate and advocate for the economic benefit generated by Canada’s nuclear industry.
“The initial meeting was a great first step towards doing for our nuclear technology businesses what many of us already do for our automotive businesses,” Mayor Burton said. “We want our provincial and federal governments to recognize what high value jobs and businesses we have as a part of the nuclear technology industry.”
“As a group we’ll be able to get our message to MPPs and MPs,” Mayor Foster said.
At the meeting, mayors and key stakeholders discussed the need to collaborate with each other to ensure a long term reliable, emission-free and cost-effective power supply for the province and for the country. The initial meeting reviewed a mandate and terms of reference for the caucus. The meeting was attended by mayors, and representatives of chambers of commerce and boards of trade. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce was represented by Steven Bright, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations.
The next meeting of the Mayors Nuclear Technology Caucus will take place in Ottawa at the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference in August.
Over 54 per cent of the power generated in Ontario comes from nuclear energy, which is a $7 billion/year industry in Canada with 30,000 direct jobs.
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