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Canada

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Annex 2 State*

Yes

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Signature Date

1996-09-23

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Ratification Date

1998-12-17

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Monitoring Facilties

Location Type Treaty Code Status
Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. Hydroacoustic HA02 Certified
Schefferville, Quebec Primary Seismic PS10 Certified
Iqaluit, Nunavut Auxiliary Seismic AS012 Certified
Dease Lake, B.C. Auxiliary Seismic AS013 Certified
Sadowa, Ont. Auxiliary Seismic AS014 Certified
Resolute, Nunavut Auxiliary Seismic AS016 Certified
Inuvik, N.W.T. Auxiliary Seismic AS017 Certified
Sidney Radionuclide RN14 Certified
Yellowknife, N.W.T. Radionuclide with Noble Gas RN16 Certified
St. John's N.L. Radionuclide with Noble Gas RN17 Certified
Lac du Bonnet, Man. Infrasound IS10 Certified
Bella Bella, B.C. Auxiliary Seismic AS015 Certified
Resolute, NU Radionuclide RN15 Certified
Lac du Bonnet, Man. Primary Seismic PS08 Certified
Yellowknife, N.W.T. Primary Seismic PS09 Certified
Health Canada Ottawa, Ont Radionuclide Laboratories RL05 Certified

Additional Information

Canada was the first State to conclude a facility agreement, see CTBTO press release.

Workshops and seminars hosted (selection):
 

  • Technical Training Programme for Seismic Station Operators, in April/June, August, November/December 2001, May 2002 and October/November 2002
  • Evaluation Workshop, April 2001, Vancouver

Featured stations:

Facility Agreement entered into force on 19 October 1998 (articles 6, 8, and 9 on 1 March 2000), see CTBTO press release.

EIF Activities

"I wish to reiterate the view that the most important variable in a state's decision to ratify the CTBT remains political will. I urge leaders and eminent experts in states that have yet to ratify the Treaty to apply their knowledge, experience and influence to ensure that the necessary resources are dedicated to completing the ratification and implementation process."
Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon at the 2009 Article XIV Conference in New York