News

Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

April 11th, 2013

The Harper Government today announced that the Appropriate Arrangement pursuant to the Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement has now been signed by both sides and will take effect as soon as the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement is brought into force by the two countries.

  • The Harper Government is focused on what matters to Canadians – jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.
  • By opening the doors of trade, our Government will keep Canada at the forefront of the global economy for years to come.
  • Minister Oliver today announced that the Appropriate Arrangement pursuant to the Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement has now been signed by both sides and will take effect as soon as the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement is brought into force by the two countries. He was joined by Minister Yelich and Premier Wall.
  • When brought into force, the Agreement will allow Canadian nuclear companies to export controlled nuclear materials, equipment and technology to India, for peaceful uses.
  • This agreement is one example of the Harper Government’s efforts to reach new markets for Canadian energy and to strengthen our trading partnership with the Asia–Pacific region.
  • In Canada, the nuclear power generation sector produces about $5 billion in annual revenues and supports 17,000 direct jobs while uranium mining accounts for over $1 billion per year in exports and supports 5,000 direct jobs.
  • The Harper Government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.

Leave a Reply