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The Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Clarington, Ont. is photographed during a tour on Feb. 11, 2016. The federal government is touting nuclear energy as an important part of Canada’s clean-energy mix as Ontario embarks on a $26-billion, 20-year project to rebuild its aging reactor fleet. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
The Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Clarington, Ont. is photographed during a tour on Feb. 11, 2016. The federal government is touting nuclear energy as an important part of Canada’s clean-energy mix as Ontario embarks on a $26-billion, 20-year project to rebuild its aging reactor fleet. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

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The federal government is touting nuclear energy as an important part of Canada’s clean-energy mix as Ontario embarks on a $26-billion, 20-year project to rebuild its aging reactor fleet.

In a speech Thursday, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr told industry representatives that they face a “tremendous opportunity” as federal and provincial governments move to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by adopting carbon pricing and shutting down coal-fired power plants.

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