Canada’s ability to maintain adequate defence in the Arctic requires more than counting equipment
Threats to the Arctic are accentuated, if not driven, by non-military factors, particularly climate change, and addressing this is vital for the long-term future of the region.
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent makes an approach to the Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean Sept. 5, 2009. While the Canadian Arctic is a matter of Canadian concern, alliances and partnerships remain important, and Canada’s Arctic does not exist in geographical isolation, writes Thomas Hughes, the Canadian Defence and Security Network’s 2022-2023 Post-Doctoral Fellow. Photograph courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard