News Releases

CNL retains accomplished strategic advisory team members to advance nuclear science & technology programs


Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist, Dr. Art McDonald, former CNSC President, Dr. Michael Binder, and former Chair of the Northern and Remote Forum of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Madeleine Redfern, accept strategic advisory roles with CNL.

CNEA awarded four year contract extension for the management and operation of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories


I am pleased to inform you that our client, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has exercised its option under the Site Operating Contract (SOC) for a four-year extension beyond the initial 6-year term. Under the Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) model, CNL provides management and operations services to our client, AECL.

CNL & Moltex Energy partner on SMR fuel research


Funded through CNL’s Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative, new research project will explore innovative fuel processing and development.

CNL extends period of reduced operations


Following a review of the current COVID-19 pandemic conditions, as well as CNL’s operational needs at all locations, we are extending the current period of reduced operations up to 2020 May 4. All current remote work and administrative leave arrangements will remain in place.

Joe McBrearty named President & CEO at CNL as Mark Lesinski successfully completes leadership term


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Joe McBrearty as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Note to Media

CNL is able to make available leading Canadian nuclear scientists and engineers to speak to issues topical to the nuclear industry or nuclear science and technology.

To arrange an interview, members of the media are invited to contact:

Patrick Quinn
Director, Corporate Communications