Murray Elston, the President of the Canadian Nuclear Association and a provincial Minister of Health from 1985-87, will join Bruce Power as Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

“Murray is a natural fit with Bruce Power because he shares our values and understands our business,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Murray is well regarded in both our local community and the broader nuclear community and we are very pleased to have him join our team.”

Elston will assume his new role on May 19 and will guide all of Bruce Power’s external communications, including government, community, investor and media relations.

“I am happy to be joining Bruce Power, one of Canada’s pre-eminent electricity generators, and its outstanding team of skilled and dedicated employees. I look forward to helping Bruce Power to continue to provide innovative leadership in the utility sector,” Elston said. “I am also looking forward to returning home to work with our Bruce County communities who are so vital to Bruce Power’s success.”

Elston brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as a member of the Ontario legislature for Huron-Bruce from 1981 to 1994. While in government, he held a number of positions, including Minister of Health, Chairman of the Management Board, Minister of Financial Institutions and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Elston holds bachelor’s degrees in arts and law and practised law in Bruce County prior to his election. From Queen’s Park, he moved on to serve as President of Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies before joining the Canadian Nuclear Association in 2004.

Elston is Chair of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre and serves on the boards of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, the Canadian Centre for Energy Information and Canadian Nurses Foundation. He is a former member of the Energreen Solutions Group and has served as President of the Ontario Interlink Industrial Park and Chair of the Board of Directors of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Energy Dialogue Group.

About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.

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