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


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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