Overarching federal priorities and goals to which CNL’s applies its health science capabilities include:
- Develop and advance science and technology to detect, monitor, track and characterize chemical, biological, and radioactive and nuclear materials, including special nuclear materials, and other threats (i.e. explosives).
- Improve Canadian global leadership in science and technology development to support nuclear non-proliferation, safeguards and trade and export control objectives as part of
- Canada’s broader aim to advance its security interests around the world.
- Support Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy and its interests in the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty and the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament.
- Improve cyber security and protect our nuclear critical infrastructure from cyber-threats.
- Ensure that Canada is ready to respond in an event of a radiological or nuclear emergency, in Canada or abroad through science and technology to inform decision-making and solutions in emergency situations.