This revision of the CNRA Historical Record represents an up-to-date accounting of the work performed by the Committee since its conception in 1989. As noted during the 2004 review of the CNRA, “This overview demonstrates the important role played by the CNRA in sharing knowledge among member organisations and the wealth of regulatory experience made available. Thus, the overview can serve as a valuable introduction to CNRA work for new delegates to the CNRA and its working groups.”
The original report was endorsed by CNRA members in June 1993 based on the concept of putting together a historical report that looked at the issues CNRA has handled since it was organised as a separate Standing Committee. While the report is entitled historical perspectives, it serves several purposes. The main objective of the report is to be a reference document for CNRA members to enable better information in formulating future programmes.