Is the Canadian Coast Guard underfunded?
May16

Is the Canadian Coast Guard underfunded?

“When there is more ice, you need more icebreakers. When there is less ice, you need more icebreakers!” At first I was puzzled by this statement from a Canadian Coast Guard officer. The first part is obvious enough; the second part was less so. The reason for the second part is that when the ice starts to disappear, as...

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS
Feb22

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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Dashboard: Canada’s Northern Strategy
Dec12

Dashboard: Canada’s Northern Strategy

As a follow up to our piece on Our Changing North, Our Changing Northern Policy, we would like to share with you our Dashboard on Canada’s Northern Strategy. This infographic focuses on the transformation from a land to a people focus in Canada’s North. It first appeared in our August/September 2018 issue and was compiled by Lee Carson, President...

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Our Changing North, Our Changing Northern Policy
Dec11

Our Changing North, Our Changing Northern Policy

Canada’s Arctic is changing, as is Canada’s Arctic policy. What does that mean to national defence needs and operations in the North? To discuss that topic, we spoke to Lee Carson, President of NORSTRAT Consulting and Senior Associate at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Ottawa. For those of us not that familiar, please tell us what we need to know about...

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Is the Canadian Arctic more secure now?
Oct24

Is the Canadian Arctic more secure now?

Although there is no perceived military threat to the Canadian Arctic at the moment, a number of sovereignty issues have yet to be resolved: the maritime boundary in the Lincoln Sea between Denmark and Canada, Hans Island, the Alaska-Yukon border extension into the ocean, the extension of continental shelves, and more importantly, the recognition of the strait baseline method...

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Canadian innovations for the Arctic
Oct09

Canadian innovations for the Arctic

Whenever I travel abroad and tell people I am from Canada, most of the time I get a physical response from the other person: holding their arms and motioning “brrrr”, or sometimes pointing upwards (i.e. north) in a somewhat ridiculous motion. If there is one thing we specialize in as Canadians, it’s being cold and north. The Arctic wraps...

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