Nuclear Proliferation In Canada

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Given the progress of globalization, international security has become an entailment that all countries must work on in order to guarantee the perennity of world peace. However, this quietude is threatened by the growing menace of nuclear proliferation. Canada, as a party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) since 1969, leads anti-proliferation campaigns to ensure global disarmament.
As a NNWS, Canada has conducted a national non-proliferation and disarmament policy throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. After ratifying the Convention on Nuclear Safety in 1994, Canada published the Nuclear Safety Control Action (NSCA) in 1997, thus establishing the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, which aims to monitor Canadian nuclear activity as well …show more content…

Besides being a signatory to the NPT, it is party to the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) since 1998, and it takes part in numerous international coalitions that work on nuclear issues, such as the G7 bloc and the Nuclear Supply Group. Moreover, Canada has firmly supported the elaboration of a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) conducive to the prohibition of fissile material for nuclear weapons. It has also sustained the Statement of Interdiction Principles emanating from the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in 2003. Subsequently to the events of 2006 and 2009 that led to the adoption of the UNSCR 1718 and 1874, Canada has imposed economic and commercial sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Those sanctions were reinforced after the DPRK’s 2016 nuclear test, which Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister Stéphane Dion has condemned, as a violation to international agreements.
Canada strongly recommends enforcing the Non-Proliferation Treaty as well as related treaties and amending them to fit the rational requisites of hesitant non-signatory states. Furthermore, Canada believes that the negotiation and elaboration of the proposed FMCT agreement is necessary, as it would restrain the spread of nuclear weapons. Canada also urges the International Community to establish a coalition fit to mediate talks between the DPRK and concerned countries, in order to find a solution that would be advantageous to all

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