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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Interview with BGen Patrick Carpentier, Commander of the Joint Task Force (North)
Sep27

Interview with BGen Patrick Carpentier, Commander of the Joint Task Force (North)

BGen Carpentier began his career with the Canadian Forces in August 1986, following his Basic Air Weapons Control course in North Bay, Ontario. Over the years he was posted on many different assignments and served in numerous roles. From the 12th Missile Warning Squadron in the late 80s to the Phased Array Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, 1st Space...

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An Arctic focus
Aug22

An Arctic focus

As the summer months are winding down, we are busy putting together plans for our future events – C4ISR and Beyond and Ship Tech Forum. Both of these events have brought to the defence and security industry, a distinctive platform to share knowledge and technological advancement that can fit the future needs of the Canadian Armed Forces. By creating...

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