Canada’s Centre for Regulatory Innovation supports the development of new and emerging products

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 27, 2020 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is committed to fostering innovation in its approach to regulations, striving to bring value to businesses while maintaining world-class health, safety and security protections for Canadians and the environment.

The President of the Treasury Board of Canada announced today that the new Centre for Regulatory Innovation is fully operational. The Centre is dedicated to helping business and industry launch novel products and services into the marketplace.

A commitment from 2018’s Fall Economic Statement, the Centre will guide Canadian businesses through the federal regulatory system and help them connect with relevant regulatory bodies. As well, the Centre will have the role of helping regulators undertake experiments that can help industry bring applications of new and emerging technologies into the Canadian marketplace and support their competitiveness.

Setting up the Centre is one of several regulatory modernization actions the Government is

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Canada’s opposition parties urge Trudeau government to ban Huawei 5G, say China is threat

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s opposition on Wednesday called on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to get tougher on China, including by officially banning Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s 5G technology from being used in the country.

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo is seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Opposition parties passed a non-binding motion put forward by the Conservatives calling China a threat to Canadian interests and values, and urging the government to draft a plan to “combat China’s growing foreign operations” in Canada.

“We call on the Liberal government to finally grow a spine and make a decision on Huawei’s involvement in Canada’s 5G network,” Conservative leader Erin O’Toole said.

5G networks offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than 4G networks and are expected to power everything from telemedicine and

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Clean Energy Frontier Region to lead Canada’s next generation of nuclear technology

TIVERTON, ON, Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today’s announcement from the Province of Ontario outlining an ongoing commitment to nuclear power – including development of new nuclear technologies – continues to expand the range of future opportunities for the Bruce Power site and aligns with the company’s strategy to contribute to a Net Zero Canada by 2050. 

The Clean Energy Frontier Region, including Bruce, Grey and Huron counties, is home to Bruce Power, more than 60 nuclear companies, Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and key electricity transmission lines that are connected to the fastest growing parts of the province, all bolstered by strong community support.

“Our Life-Extension Program is a fundamental contributor to providing Ontario’s residents and businesses with clean, affordable electricity and life-saving medical isotopes for the long term, which includes advancing new technologies that leverage our current infrastructure,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We

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Opinion: Nuclear technology will be a key piece of Canada’s energy future

General view of the Pickering Nuclear Power Generating Station, April 17, 2019.

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John Gorman is the president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association.

Undisputedly, nuclear must be in the energy mix for Canada to reach its greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets. Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan recently said as much when he stated that the federal government has “not seen a credible model where we can get to net-zero emissions by 2050 without nuclear.”

It’s about time. Nuclear power is a clean energy. It does not emit carbon or pollutants that harm human health and the environment, and it’s the only energy source that delivers carbon-free, reliable heat and electricity around the clock. As a result, new nuclear – specifically, small modular reactors (SMRs) – are uniquely positioned to decarbonize our extraction industries, provide heat and power to First Nations communities, and work in tandem with

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