Do You Know What AECL Stands For?

Susan Lunn, CBC News

If you can't answer that, don't worry. You're not alone.

An Ipsos Reid poll done last February and March show that nearly 70 per cent of respondents admitted they didn't know much about the Crown corporation.

The union representing the engineers and scientists who work at AECL held a news conference today, in part to spread the word about what it is they actually do.
The poll also comes at time when the federal government is in the process of reorganizing AECL. That's expected to be finished this year.

Oh, and the answer is: Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., the crown agency that makes medical isotopes and CANDU nuclear reactors. It's been around for 50 years.