With a Navy where sailors are paid to stay ashore because there’s not enough ships for everyone to get sea time, and a mall’s amusement park has more and newer subs; with helos that are twice as old as their crews, and aircraft in general either stationed overseas for NATO or poorly positioned at home; Canada just isn’t ready for its arctic frontier to open. But it’s opening anyway. The Russians have already planted their flag under some arctic islands, the Danes claim several more, but a serious answer has never been made militarily. The Northwest Passage is opening so both services and security are necessary.This G+M article encapsulates the issues nicely.. Moreover, Canada is already having freshwater issues with the USA and at least one multinational corporation, so the defense of resources down south isn’t far behind as an issue that Canada must, but presently seems woefully unequipped to, address.