Prior to restructuring, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) consisted of two divisions: the Nuclear Laboratories and the CANDU Reactor Division. The primary responsibility of the CANDU Reactor Division was the design, sale and service of AECL's CANDU reactor technology.
Nuclear power is a non-carbon emitting source of energy. Canada, as the world's second-largest uranium producer, is well positioned to fulfil the fuel requirements for nuclear-generated electricity worldwide. Canada's exports are currently valued at more than $1 billion per year, and the uranium sector employs about 5,000 Canadians.
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, in partnership with Sustainable Development Technology Canada and the Canadian Gas Association, today announced $750,000 in funding to support Cambridge, Ontario's CHAR Technologies.
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced funding of $2.2 million for Sysgaz Inc. to support the development of a technology that can transform methane gas collected from landfills into renewable liquefied natural gas (R-LNG).
The Government of Canada is committed to having a world-class safety system in place for pipelines and other energy transportation and production sectors. No development will proceed unless rigorous environmental and regulatory reviews have indicated they are safe for Canadians and the environment. This ongoing commitment to safety and environmental protection is part of the Government's plan for Responsible Resource Development, which aims to create high-quality jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians.
The Government of Canada is the custodian of a broad range of infrastructure and is committed to maintaining and improving infrastructure across the country. Investments in this critical infrastructure are a key element in the Government's efforts to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.
Following Prime Minister Harper's commitment at the June 2013 G8 Leaders' Summit to contribute to global efforts of deterring corruption and promoting transparency in the extractive sector, the Government of Canada enacted the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) as part of the Economic Action Plan 2014. This Act comes into force on June 1, 2015.
The Government of Canada is the custodian of a broad range of infrastructure and is committed to maintaining and improving infrastructure across the country. Investments in critical infrastructure are a key element in the Government's efforts to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced funding of over $8 million to support the development of clean technologies in the area. The funding was provided though Sustainable Development Technology Canada's (SDTC) SD Tech Fund.
Launched under Budget 2010 and renewed under Economic Action Plan 2014, the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program is laying the groundwork for a more economically viable and sustainable forest sector by investing in innovative technologies that are leading to a more diversified, higher-value mix of products.