Canada’s nuclear industry congratulates Prime Minister Harper on the successful completion of negotiations between Canada and China to formalize an agreement that will increase exports of Canadian uranium. President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA). “Canada produces 18% all global uranium, making us the second largest producer in the world. Our uranium industry employs about 14,000 people across Canada and is the leading employer of Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan.”
The broadening of the Canada-China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement means hundreds of new jobs and billions in new investments in Canada, and greater security of nuclear fuel supply for China. The Canada-China Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Cooperation strengthens bilateral ties between the two countries and provides a framework for Canada to engage China on nuclear energy policy, trade, investment, and research and development.