Pierre LeBlanc

Strengthening Canada's Arctic Search and Rescue Capabilities

Published Mar 4, 2021 8:26 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Government

Residents of the Canadian Arctic are painfully aware of climate change and more specifically global warming. Their lives have been...

Op-Ed: A Less Attractive Northwest Passage is Good for Canada

Published Nov 13, 2020 7:16 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Government

Back in 1998, when I was the commander of the Canadian Forces Northern Area, I became concerned with the impact of global warming...

Why the U.S. Should Recognize Canada's Claim to the Northwest Passage

Published Sep 14, 2020 2:40 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Government

The Arctic’s capacity as a strategic buffer is eroding rapidly, with the disappearance of ice making it an avenue of threat...

Is the Royal Canadian Navy Missing a Great Opportunity?

Published Jun 11, 2019 6:02 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Shipbuilding

Hydrographic surveys are required to produce nautical charts, and updated surveys allow for safer and more efficient marine transp...

Is the Canadian Coast Guard Underfunded?

Published Mar 4, 2019 11:32 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Government

“When there is more ice, you need more icebreakers. When there is less ice, you need more icebreakers.” At first, I wa...

Is the Canadian Arctic More Secure Now?

Published Oct 30, 2018 5:32 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Maritime

Although there is no perceived military threat to the Canadian Arctic at the moment, a number of sovereignty issues have yet to be...

Canada's Northern People Deserve Better Arctic SAR Capabilities

Published Mar 10, 2018 9:46 PM by Pierre LeBlanc

Posted in: Maritime

The Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met last month to study maritime search and rescue activities, incl...

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