Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) governments in Canada have been working toward a National Public Alerting System (NPAS) for many years. In 2010, the National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) System was launched by Pelmorex Communications Inc. In 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) required broadcasters to carry threat-to-life alerts received from the NAAD System, which is capable of delivering emergency alerts to broadcast distributors that can rapidly warn the public of imminent or unfolding dangers, such as tornadoes, wildfires or hazardous chemical spills. The NAAD System is one part of a larger NPAS and as the system expands to include the participation of cell phone companies, social media web sites and other internet and multimedia distributors, even more Canadians will be alerted to emergencies that could affect their safety.
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