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Pierre Leblanc

Pierre Leblanc is a retired colonel and a former commander of the Canadian Forces in the Arctic.

Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | May 23, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez, pictured. At a recent meeting of the Canadian Maritime Advisory Council, Prairie and Northern Region, Transport Canada has indicated that it will increase the inspection of vessels operating in the Canadian Arctic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | May 23, 2024
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | May 23, 2024
Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez, pictured. At a recent meeting of the Canadian Maritime Advisory Council, Prairie and Northern Region, Transport Canada has indicated that it will increase the inspection of vessels operating in the Canadian Arctic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | August 21, 2023
Pierre Leblanc has been promoting the development of Resolute Bay as a security hub in the Arctic for all the federal departments to deliver on their national responsibilities. Photograph courtesy of Canadian Forces
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | August 21, 2023
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | August 21, 2023
Pierre Leblanc has been promoting the development of Resolute Bay as a security hub in the Arctic for all the federal departments to deliver on their national responsibilities. Photograph courtesy of Canadian Forces
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 14, 2022
A Canadian Forces member surveys a North Warning System RADAR tower in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut during Operation NANOOK on Aug.16, 2019. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Aviator Melissa Gloude
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 14, 2022
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 14, 2022
A Canadian Forces member surveys a North Warning System RADAR tower in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut during Operation NANOOK on Aug.16, 2019. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Aviator Melissa Gloude
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 5, 2022
Canadian Rangers patrol boats, centre and right, sail towards HMCS Harry DeWolf on the Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, during Operation Nanook-Nunkput, Aug. 19, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 5, 2022
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | December 5, 2022
Canadian Rangers patrol boats, centre and right, sail towards HMCS Harry DeWolf on the Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, during Operation Nanook-Nunkput, Aug. 19, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | March 25, 2022
Deployed members of the Joint Task Force Support Component arrive at Resolute Bay, Nunavut for Operation NUNALIVUT 2018 on February 27, 2018. Pierre Leblanc makes the case that Resolute Bay should be developed into an expanded security hub serving the North and Canada's Arctic sovereignty. Photograph courtesy of Major Jean-Francois Robert and the Canadian Armed Forces Image Gallery
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | March 25, 2022
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | March 25, 2022
Deployed members of the Joint Task Force Support Component arrive at Resolute Bay, Nunavut for Operation NUNALIVUT 2018 on February 27, 2018. Pierre Leblanc makes the case that Resolute Bay should be developed into an expanded security hub serving the North and Canada's Arctic sovereignty. Photograph courtesy of Major Jean-Francois Robert and the Canadian Armed Forces Image Gallery
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | November 9, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic. The limited traffic at this time and in the future reduces the likelihood of an environmental incident. It also provides more time for the Canadian authorities to develop properly mapped specific corridors which will reduce the possibility of grounding, damaging important marine life zones, and endangering the Arctic communities, writes Pierre Leblanc. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | November 9, 2020
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | November 9, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic. The limited traffic at this time and in the future reduces the likelihood of an environmental incident. It also provides more time for the Canadian authorities to develop properly mapped specific corridors which will reduce the possibility of grounding, damaging important marine life zones, and endangering the Arctic communities, writes Pierre Leblanc. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | September 14, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic. The Northwest Passage is a disputed and strategically valuable waterway in the High Arctic. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | September 14, 2020
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | September 14, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic. The Northwest Passage is a disputed and strategically valuable waterway in the High Arctic. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | February 3, 2020
Minister of Justice David Lametti, pictured on July 25, 2019, at the House Justice Committee, has said he will table new legislation in February amending the criteria for Canadians to have medical assistance in dying. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | February 3, 2020
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | February 3, 2020
Minister of Justice David Lametti, pictured on July 25, 2019, at the House Justice Committee, has said he will table new legislation in February amending the criteria for Canadians to have medical assistance in dying. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | June 10, 2019
At a recent Canadian Maritime Advisory Council meeting in Ottawa, I was disappointed to learn again that the Royal Canadian Navy still had no plan to install a multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) on the Arctic offshore patrol ships which are under construction now, writes Pierre Leblanc. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Canadian Hydrographic Service
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | June 10, 2019
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | June 10, 2019
At a recent Canadian Maritime Advisory Council meeting in Ottawa, I was disappointed to learn again that the Royal Canadian Navy still had no plan to install a multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) on the Arctic offshore patrol ships which are under construction now, writes Pierre Leblanc. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Canadian Hydrographic Service
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | March 4, 2019
The CCG Henri Larsen entered service in 1987 (32 years old). Photograph courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | March 4, 2019
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | March 4, 2019
The CCG Henri Larsen entered service in 1987 (32 years old). Photograph courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | September 22, 2017
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent makes an approach to the Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean. 'The momentum to ban [heavy fuel oil] in the Arctic is building and Canada should take advantage of that,' writes Retired Canadian Armed Forces Colonel Pierre Leblanc. Photograph courtesy of Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | September 22, 2017
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | September 22, 2017
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent makes an approach to the Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean. 'The momentum to ban [heavy fuel oil] in the Arctic is building and Canada should take advantage of that,' writes Retired Canadian Armed Forces Colonel Pierre Leblanc. Photograph courtesy of Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | February 6, 2017
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hoists a Search and Rescue Technician during the National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2016) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Sept. 21, 2016. Photograph courtesy of MCpl Pat Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | February 6, 2017
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | February 6, 2017
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hoists a Search and Rescue Technician during the National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2016) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Sept. 21, 2016. Photograph courtesy of MCpl Pat Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | January 30, 2017
CCGS John G. Diefenbaker conceptual rendering. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | January 30, 2017
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | January 30, 2017
CCGS John G. Diefenbaker conceptual rendering. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | July 12, 2016
Members of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Sakskatoon carefully maneuver the ship around a large piece of ice while travelling through the Amundsen Gulf during Operation Nanook in August 2015. Photograph courtesy of DND by Cpl Donna McDonald, AETE Imagery Data Systems
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | July 12, 2016
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | July 12, 2016
Members of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Sakskatoon carefully maneuver the ship around a large piece of ice while travelling through the Amundsen Gulf during Operation Nanook in August 2015. Photograph courtesy of DND by Cpl Donna McDonald, AETE Imagery Data Systems
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | May 16, 2016
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | May 16, 2016
Opinion | BY PIERRE LEBLANC | May 16, 2016