As Yogi used to say, ‘Deja vu all over again!’ As in the late 1980s, the strategic importance of the Arctic rises to near the top of our national concerns. By far the greatest part of that concern should be for accident prevention in those waters closely followed by rescue […]
From Defense News, a Flipboard magazine by Kyle Scott As a large cruise ship gets ready to sail the Northwest Passage this summer, there are safety concerns about how prepared the Canadian Coast Guard would be should something go wrong.
[Moderator’s Note: This article was published previously in the Halifax ChronicleHerald. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.] Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, retired commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, once described the world’s oceans as anything but peaceful and placid — more like “the wild west.” He spoke […]
In 2007, the federal government launched the National Policy Framework for Strategic Gateways and Trade Corridors. The goal of the strategy is “to provide a quick, reliable, and secure transportation network between North American markets and markets in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia via the Suez Canal.” The […]