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October 17, 2012 09:27 ET

What the Ontario Building Trades Are Saying About Bruce Power's Unit 2

TIVERTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - "On behalf of the Millwright Regional Council of Ontario local 1592, and all the millwrights that worked on the project, I want to congratulate Bruce Power on reaching the goal of returning Bruce Power's Unit 2 to the Ontario electricity grid - it's a job well done."

- Ian McIssac, Millwright Regional Council of Ontario

"Thanks to innovation and investment, including the hard work of over 400 of Local 1059's members, Units 1 and 2 can now be counted on to provide ratepayers with a source of low-cost electricity for decades to come. The completion of this project has returned the Bruce Power site to its full potential and is the foundation to securing 6,300 megawatts from this facility."

- Jim MacKinnon, Business Manager, Labourers' International Union of North America, Local 1059

"Electricity is now being generated for the first time in nearly two decades from both Units 1 and 2 and the Bruce Power site has now reached its full operating potential. This facility will be a source of low-cost, clean electricity for decades to come as we work together to secure this important source of electricity for the long-term, securing jobs and investment."

- Joe Plunkett, Business Manager, Bricklayers' Local Union 12

"On behalf of IBEW Local 804, I congratulate Bruce Power on reaching this important milestone. Many of our members reside near the Bruce Power site and are grateful for the employment opportunities created by the project. This source of green, clean and dependable energy will play a key part in Ontario's quest to revitalize its manufacturing industry."

- George Couch, IBEW Local 804

"The return to service of Units 1 and 2 is good news for Ontario ratepayers who want a reliable source of low-cost, clean electricity."

- Ken Hall, Teamsters Union Local 230

"Ontario is seeking to build a modern, clean electricity system, while creating good jobs and keeping rates low for families and businesses. The revitalization of Bruce and this project have balanced that. We created and secured thousands of jobs and brought back a clean source of electricity in a low-cost manner for families and businesses."

- Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

"This refurbishment of Units 1 and 2 at Bruce Power has been a significant source of jobs for my members and for the Building Trades in general. With these units now generating 1,500 megawatts of low-cost, environmentally responsible electricity to the electrical grid in Ontario, it is more good news for the viability of industry in this province. We need more of this type of investment."

- Kevin Elliott, Business Manager, IUPAT, Painters Local Union 1590

"Congratulations to all involved in the Bruce A Restart. While the project had its challenges, it was through teamwork of the owner, contractors and unions to ultimately make this project a success. The fact that Unit 2 is now successfully delivering power to the grid should be celebrated by all who had the opportunity to contribute. This experience will strengthen our collective knowledge and our desire to seek further successes in future refurbishments and construction projects."

- Jim Watson, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer, Boilermakers Local 128

"This milestone is great news for Ontario ratepayers. Units 1 and 2 will provide Ontario with a reliable source of low-cost, clean electricity for decades to come."

- Joe Mulhall, Canadian Union of Skilled Workers

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