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Nov 29, 2022
Arctic security experts consider expanded role for ‘incredibly successful’ Canadian Rangers
For the first time in three years, northern Canadian Rangers are gathering to provide updates on their communities and set objectives for the coming year. Since this year’s Ranger leadership sessions are taking place against a decidedly unique backdrop, top experts are taking the opportunity to reflect on the force’s role within the broader picture of Arctic security.
National interest in the Canadian Arctic has grown dramatically in the past few years, especially as Russia continues its war on Ukraine. In turn, that’s brought more attention to what Rangers in the North are doing.
Several security experts, such as retired Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw, have suggested the expansion and professionalization of that force as a way to grow Canada’s military footprint in the region.
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