Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Canada’s goal is to prevent and combat the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, with the ultimate goal being the complete elimination of these weapons.  We combat the proliferation of these weapons through a variety of Conventions, domestic efforts, and multilateral initiatives, including export control regimes.  We also aim to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear power in a safe and secure manner.

Canada also aims to address the proliferation of conventional weapons, ballistic missiles, man-portable air defence systems, and to eliminate anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions.  Canada also works in close partnership with space-faring nations to ensure the safe, secure, and sustainable use of space.

Remote Space Sensing

Remote Sensing Space systems Act

Canada is working to ensure that remote space sensing activities are not injurious to national security, to the defense of Canada, to the safety of Canadian Forces or to Canada’s conduct of international relations nor are they inconsistent with Canada’s international obligations.

Canadian National Authority - Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

Canadian National Authority - Chemical Weapons Convention

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) imposes certain obligations upon Canadian industry, laboratory, university, or any other institution that produces, processes, consumes, exports, or imports scheduled chemicals. 

If you believe you are affected by the obligations of the CWC, please visit the "The Canadian National Authority (Chemical Weapons Convention)" page.