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Securing Canada’s Energy Future: Round Table on Nuclear Energy


The NATO Council of Canada

 cordially invites you to a round table discussion on

 Nuclear Energy 


Denis McBride 

Director, Security & Emergency Services Programs
Ontario Power Generation

Worked in the banking industry with Canada Trust until 1985, spending time in branch banking, estates, and lending.

Joined Ontario Power Generation in late 1999, as “Site Security Manager” of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.  Fulfilled that role until April 2008.  I was accountable for all aspects of Site Security operations, program & project planning, integration, budget, stakeholder & regulatory relations, human resources & labour relations.  My tenure at Pickering featured challenges such as: Y2K, the Pickering “A” Restart project, 9/11 (& subsequent security upgrade projects, site hardening, the introduction of site-based armed response), the Eastern Seaboard blackout, various labour and environmentalist actions.
Since that time served as OPG Nuclear Security’s “Manager, Special Projects & Integration”, largely focusing on security planning in anticipation of OPG constructing new reactors at its Darlington site.  Represented OPG during a 2 day in-camera session specifically devoted to security issues, in advance of the Canadian Nuclear Security Commission granting a licence to prepare the Darlington site for construction.
I currently serve as OPG’s “Director, Security & Emergency Services Programs”.  I direct a division within OPG’s Security and Emergency Services business unit, in which I am accountable for OPG’s: Investigations & Intelligence Unit, Security Clearance program, Governance, Business Planning, Threat Risk Assessments, Performance Metrics, Stakeholder Relations, Quartermaster program.

Dr. Ron Oberth 

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI)

Dr. Ron Oberth has served the Canadian nuclear industry for more than 30 years in increasingly senior positions at Ontario Hydro, Ontario Hydro International, Ontario Power Generation and AECL. In June of 2011 Ron became president of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) – an industry association that represents 185 private sector companies that supply equipment and services to CANDU and other nuclear power plants in Canada and offshore. His experience spans reactor safety, used fuel management, medical isotopes, and nuclear business development including the marketing of CANDU reactors both domestically and internationally. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Princeton University and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management


Event Information 

March 27, 2013 Start Time: 6:30 pm
CIBC Brookfield Place
161 Bay Street, Toronto
Participation Fees:
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Student Rate: Free

The NATO Council of Canada’s nuclear round table will feature two nuclear industry experts, conversing on the major issues and prospects facing the nuclear industry today.

Denis McBride will discuss securing Ontario’s nuclear facilities from potential threats. Ron Oberth will talk on economy, sustainability, and technology- Canada’s nuclear industry – the way forward.

• Introductory remarks by Robert Baines.
• Denis McBride – Securing Ontario’s nuclear facilities from potential threats
• Dr. Ron Oberth – Economy, sustainability, and technology- Canada’s nuclear industry – the way forward.

For more information, please contact:
Kyle MacDonald

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NATO Association of Canada
The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and its goals of peace, prosperity and security. The NAOC ensures Canada has an informed citizenry able to participate in discussions about its role on the world stage.