CIGI/DFAIT Roundtable: Nuclear Revival: Implications for Global Nuclear Safety, Security and Non-proliferation Regimes

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Ottawa, Canada
Dec 11

The Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC), CIGI and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) hosted a roundtable with Canadian nuclear energy stakeholders to discuss the future of nuclear energy in Canada and the impact of a worldwide revival on global governance. Participants included federal and provincial officials, nuclear industry regulators, private sector representatives, academics and NGOs. Presentations and discussions focused on potential drivers of and constraints on a possible revival in nuclear energy, the present infrastructure and future direction of the Canadian nuclear industry and addressing the challenges facing the international nuclear regime. The roundtable was co-chaired by Project Chair Mme Louise Fréchette and Colleen Swords, Assistant Deputy Minister of the International Security Branch and Political Director at DFAIT