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Natural Resources Canada
2011/135
December 20, 2011

Minister Oliver Appoints New CNSC Member


OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the appointment of Ms. Rumina Velshi to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

Ms. Velshi has been appointed a permanent CNSC member for a term of five years. She will serve on the seven-member Commission Tribunal, which makes decisions on nuclear regulatory matters including the licensing of major nuclear facilities.

“I’m very pleased that Ms. Velshi has accepted this position,” said Minister Oliver. “She has a wealth of experience in the nuclear industry and a distinguished record of professional leadership.”

The CNSC is mandated to regulate the nuclear sector in Canada. It protects the health, safety and security of Canadians as well as the environment, and respects Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Media may contact:

Patricia Best
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-996-2007

or

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-992-4447

The general public may contact:

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The following media backgrounder is available at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/media-room/home/1784:

  1. CNSC Biographical Notes

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