General Introduction

With over 60 years of science and technology innovation coupled with a robust domestic supply chain, Canada is taking global leadership to new levels with the deployment and development of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). SMRs are the latest advancement that can play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately supporting Canada in reaching its net-zero goal by 2050.

Understanding and awareness about nuclear energy and the positive impact SMRs could have on Canada and the planet may not be well known in the broader public and remote communities. This series of webinars will provide insight into all aspects of SMRs in Canada, highlighting Western Canada’s collaboration and the legislation, policy, and regulations that will apply to and support Canada’s SMR technology innovations. 

Join the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization (CNLO) for this webinar series as we dive deeper into the development, challenges, and expectations for SMRs in Western Canada.

Episode 1: SMRs - What's going on? 

The Government of Canada launched Canada’s SMR Action Plan in December 2020 that outlines the progress and efforts across Canada to support the development and deployment of SMR technology. This session will explore this action plan, the Pan-Canadian approach to SMRs, and how Western Canada can become involved in positioning Canada to become a global leader in SMR technology.


  • Overview of SMRs in Canada
    • SMR Action Plan
    • Pan-Canadian Approach
    • Net zero legislation
  • What’s happening in Western Canada?
  • What should Western Canada do to get ready for SMRs?
    • Policy Framework
    • Government participation


  • Shawn Exner, Director, Corporate Development, Cameco
  • Iain Harry, Senior Business Advisor, SaskPower
  • Ron Oberth, President & CEO, OCNI
  • Steve Livingstone, Senior SMR Specialist, Ministry of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan
  • Liam Mooney, Vice-President, Safety, Health, Environment & Quality and Regulatory Relations, Cameco (Moderator)

CNLO's SMRs in Western Canada Webinar Series - Episode 1: SMRs - What's going on?

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  • Tuesday May 17 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual