Expanding Rangers key to improving Arctic security, says former military commander

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If Canada wants to improve Arctic security and sovereignty, it should seriously consider providing more logistical support and military training to Canadian Rangers in the North, according to a former high-ranking military commander.

Walter Semianiw, a retired Lieutenant-General with the Armed Forces, warned the federal parliamentary defence committee on Thursday that awareness of what’s happening in the Arctic continues to be a weakness for Canada when it comes to asserting sovereignty in the region. 

He then said that expanding the existing Canadian Ranger force could be a solution.

“The Canadian Rangers do amazing work … but the support that they receive, to be fair, in terms of training, equipment, and logistics needs to be

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