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Implementing Canada’s Long-Term Plan

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Implementing Canada’s Long-Term Management Plan 

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible for implementing, collaboratively with Canadians and Indigenous people, Canada’s plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel, in a manner that protects both people and the environment. The NWMO is a not-for profit organization established in 2002 under Canada’s Nuclear Fuel Waste Act. Canada’s plan requires used fuel to be contained and isolated in a deep geological repository, located in an area with informed and willing hosts. The NWMO launched a comprehensive site selection process in 2010 and starting in 2019 opened a land access process for interested landowners in the area around South Bruce, to aggregate the approximately 1,500 acres of land needed to accommodate the project.

Providing Strategic Support for the Complex Process 

In 2019, NWMO engaged a multi-disciplined team from Colliers to provide integrated strategic and program management support for NWMO’s Land Access Process, including process and deal advisory, risk and governance reporting, land and property valuation, brokerage, and transaction advisory. In 2020, NWMO signed agreements with multiple interested landowners in South Bruce that allow sufficient access to land for continued study of a potential deep geological repository location to implement Canada’s plan. The site selection process is expected to conclude by 2023, subsequently proceeding into further site-specific characterization, design and regulatory processes. 

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Jason Rutland

Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisory

Toronto Downtown

Jason provides executive leadership for Collier’s Strategy & Consulting practice, which provides independent Strategy and Advisory services, Portfolio Optimization, Transaction, Process and Financial Advisory services to a wide number of organizations looking at how to thoughtfully accelerate its business operations and results.

Since 2009, he has led the planning, evaluation, and deal execution of just over $2 billion in infrastructure investment through a variety of delivery and transaction models. Prior to joining Colliers in 2018, Jason spent the previous 7 years as CFO / Vice President Finance at two of Toronto’s leading hospitals. Prior to that, he was part of the Infrastructure Advisory and Project Finance team at Deloitte (Toronto).

Jason’s experience in financial management, corporate finance, performance optimization, decision support, and transaction advisory enables him to facilitate thoughtful conversations to define and accelerate the strategic, capital and infrastructure planning with internal / external stakeholders, governance, and funding partners to bring new levels of strategic enablement and success.

He brings to bear the integrated thinking, concise evaluation, quality assurance, internal control, and operational management expertise associated with a professional accountant and experienced finance executive. Jason’s mix of experience and high energy collaborative style helps to bring the right conversations to the forefront.

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