Chemical Weapons Convention Bill: Clause-by-Clause Consideration

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Chemical Weapons Convention Bill: Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Foreign Affairs – December 16, 2020:

Senators continue their study and proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-2, an act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act.

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an international arms treaty that prohibits states from developing, acquiring, stockpiling, and using chemical weapons. Canada signed onto the treaty in 1993, where it later came into force in 1997. In response to the 2018 chemical attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, U.K., the CWC added 4 new categories of toxic chemicals to their ban.

Speaking to the committee are the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ Veronika Stromšíková and Professor Walter Dorn from the Royal Military College of Canada (as an individual).