About us

Canadian Naval Review is published by the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University. It is a professional journal examining a wide range of maritime security issues from a Canadian perspective. It focuses on strategic concepts, policies, historical perspectives, and operations of the Canadian Navy, plus oceans policy, marine affairs, and national security in general. This initiative brings together members of the Canadian defense and academic communities and is a component of the Brian Mulroney Institute's focus on Maritime Security.

Canadian Naval Review has three primary objectives:

  • provide a public forum for the discussion of the maritime dimensions of Canada’s national security;
  • provide a public forum for the discussion of Canada’s naval and maritime policies; and
  • provide a source for the public examination of Canadian naval and maritime history and for the development of lessons learned.
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Articles, commentaries and opinion pieces are invited from the widest spectrum for the purpose of informing, stimulating debate and generally challenging readers. The opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editor, Editorial Board, Brian Mulroney Institute, the Department of National Defence, or the Royal Canadian Navy. (Please review our Submissions guidelines and Privacy policy, terms and conditions)


Canadian Naval Review Conflict of Interest Policy

This conflict of interest policy recognizes that the policy of Canadian Naval Review to solicit expertise from a wide variety of individuals active in academia, maritime security agencies and industry may, from time to time, create situations in which personal or private interests of Editorial Board members and/or associated CNR personnel[1] converge with the work of the Board. This policy therefore provides guidelines to deal honourably with such conflicts when and if they should arise.

‘Conflict of interest’ is defined here as any situation in which a Board member or person associated with CNR, or a member of their immediate or extended families, might have a personal or private interest that might be construed as being in real, potential, or apparent conflict with the interests of CNR and/or might be sufficient to influence the objective exercise of duties. These interests may include any factors that a reasonable person might think would unduly influence the advice and judgement of a Board member or associated personnel.

Board members and associated personnel are expected to maintain the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and to protect the interests of CNR. Personal gain shall not in any way conflict with duty to the Board. Any information, materials or data acquired through briefings, discussions or other CNR activities may not be used by CNR personnel to acquire competitive, professional, or financial advantage, except where such information, material or data are readily available within the public domain.

Board members and personnel associated with CNR are responsible for declaring any potential or actual conflicts of interest.

Board members and CNR-associated personnel are in agreement with this policy and agree to divulge any real, potential or perceived conflict of interest and to remove themselves from a process or decision in which they may have conflict. Should someone fail to disclose a conflict of interest involving especially direct financial gain, the remedy will be immediate dismissal from the Board or duties with CNR.


[1] In this case, ‘associated personnel/personnel associated with CNR’ refers to the Editor, Assistant Editor and production personnel.