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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bruce Power In The Spotlight At Queen's Park

Tiverton | by Kevin Bernard  

Energy Minister highlights the importance of Bruce Power's Life-Extension Program.

Ontario's Energy Minister put the spotlight on the importance of Bruce Power's Life-Extension Program and medical isotope production during Question Period Tuesday at Queen's Park.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, who is also the MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, was answering questions from Bill Walker, the MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound about the Private Energy company.

Rickford says the Ontario government will always support private companies like Bruce Power, which produce clean, reliable electricity without any risk to the taxpayer.

The Energy Minister says Bruce Power is an important producer of energy for Ontario, while creating good high tech jobs.

Rickford says "We are especially supportive of companies that achieve these goals without the need for public funding."

Bruce Power's Life-Extension Program, which began on Jan. 1st, 2016, and remains on time and on budget, will allow the site to generate carbon-free electricity through 2064.

MPP Bill Walker says the company will create and sustain 22,000 direct and indirect jobs across Ontario annually, and inject $4 billion into the province's economy directly and indirectly each year.

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