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Members of the joint review panel for the Darlington new nuclear power plant project

On October 30, 2009, a three-member joint review panel was established for the proposed Darlington new nuclear power plant project (DNNP)located at the existing Darlington Nuclear site in the municipality of Clarington, Ontario.

Mr. Alan R. Graham

(Joint review panel Chair)

Mr. Alan R. Graham was first appointed a member of the former Atomic Energy Control Board in 1999, and has since been reappointed a member of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

Mr. Graham is a native of Main River, New Brunswick. He was first elected as a Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1967 and served as MLA for the riding of Kent for 31 years until his retirement in 1998. He was Minister of Agriculture from 1987 to 1991. He was Minister of Natural Resources and Energy from 1991 to 1998 and served on cabinet committees on policy and priorities, board of management, and budget. From 1997 to 1998, he was Deputy Premier of New Brunswick. During his political career, Mr. Graham served on numerous legislative committees. While in opposition, he acted as critic for agriculture, natural resources, housing, health, and alcoholism and drug dependency. He was also Liberal Caucus Chairperson and Opposition House Leader. Now self-employed, Mr. Graham resides with his wife, Connie, in Rexton, New Brunswick.

A long-time community activist, Mr. Graham serves on numerous corporate boards at the local, national and international levesl. He is a trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and a member of the Board of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and of the Miramichi-Uganda Foundation Inc. He also serves on several boards of family-owned businesses related to lumbering, transportation and export.

Ms. Jocelyne Beaudet

Ms. Jocelyne Beaudet is a consultant with more than 25 years of experience in various fields related to the environment and public participation. She holds a bachelor's degree in physical anthropology from the University of Montreal and a master's degree in cultural anthropology from McGill University. She resides in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Ms. Beaudet has developed communications plans and public consultation strategies for numerous environmental initiatives. As a consultant, she has advised the Office of the Auditor General of Canada on issues related to the Canadian north, organized strategies on climate change and air pollution, and advised the Task Force on Sustainable Transportation for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. While working for Tecsult Inc., she developed communications and public consultation plans for transportation and mining projects in Québec and Africa.

Ms. Beaudet has extensive experience undertaking public consultation as a panel member for federal, provincial and municipal environmental agencies. She served on the joint federal-provincial review panel for the Eastmain 1-A/Rupert Hydroelectric Project in Québec and acted as the Provincial Executive Co-secretary of the joint review panel for the Lachine Canal Decontamination Project. She has served on eight panels for the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement du Québec, presiding over six. Several of her mandates addressed Aboriginal issues. She was an ad hoc member with the Office of Public Consultation of Montreal and recently presided over the review of a family policy.

Mr. Ken Pereira

Mr. Pereira received a Bachelor of Science degree (Mechanical Engineering) in 1968 from the University of London in England. He subsequently obtained a Master of Science degree (Engineering Technology) from the University of Manchester also in England. He has accreditation as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.

Mr. Pereira has over 30 years experience in nuclear safety working at the regulatory agencies in Canada and the United Kingdom. He held the position of Vice-President, Operations at the CNSC from 2002 until his retirement in 2007. In this role, he was responsible for strategic leadership and direction of the nuclear regulatory program in Canada.

Early in his career, Mr. Pereira worked as a design engineer in the aircraft industry in the United Kingdom. This was followed by periods in research and development work in the steel industry and in consulting engineering practice.

Mr. Pereira has served on a number of national committees and advisory panels. He was a member of a number of committees working on the development of nuclear safety standards with the Canadian Standards Association. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Canadian delegate on the International Atomic Energy Agency's Commission on Safety Standards. In 2007, he was invited to join an external advisory panel of the Canadian Federal Executive Committee on Generation IV Reactor Technology.

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