• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Hon. Todd Smith

Government of Ontario

Minister of Energy

For over 25 years, Todd Smith has been a trusted voice in the Quinte region. A graduate of Loyalist College, he embarked on a 16-year career in radio broadcasting, serving as the voice of Belleville Bulls hockey and rising to News Director at Quinte Broadcasting. Todd was first elected in 2011 in the riding of Prince Edward—Hastings in Ontario. While serving in Opposition, he was the Progressive Conservative party’s critic for several portfolios, including the energy file. In 2022, he was re-elected in the Bay of Quinte riding as part of the Doug Ford government. He has served as Government House Leader, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. He has served as Ontario’s Minister of Energy since 2022. Born and raised in Riverview, New Brunswick, he has lived in the Belleville area since the early 1990s. He lives there with his wife Tawnya and daughters Payton and Reagan.

Sessions With Hon. Todd Smith

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 07:10 pm

    Innovative Financing for Next-gen Nuclear Technologies

    There is growing recognition that the pathway to net zero will be faster and easier if nuclear energy is part of the solution. Dozens of advanced designs are under development, supported by private and public funding. However, to realize these designs, appropriate financing is required. What new models of finance are stakeholders adapting to build new nuclear reactors and how can it be accelerated?