The Atlantic Council’s Maritime Security Conference, 30 May 2012

[Tuesday, 20 March 2012] The Atlantic Council of Canada has announced a one-day event to be held at the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto.   The conference announcement contains the following description of the conference theme: 

As a nation surrounded by three oceans and the great lakes, Canada’s maritime security has been of pre-eminent importance throughout the country’s history. A secure marine environment is essential to Canada’s prosperity. Despite this marked significance, there has been recent concern that Canada has slipped into a state of “maritime blindness,” characterized by a general lack of awareness concerning issues of national and global oceanic security.  This problem is particularly pronounced in central Canada, along the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor.

Seeking to address this weakness, The Atlantic Council of Canada (ACC) has taken a greater role in investigating and highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian maritime security and matters concerning our surrounding waters. Our goal is to raise public awareness about Canada’s most important frontier. To this end the Atlantic Council is organizing a conference on Maritime Security and several associated roundtables.

More information can be obtained from Mr. Robert Baines at: Robert.baines@atlantic-council.ca

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