The Arctic Security and Space Podcast

Canada's Arctic. Credit: SpaceQ/

Most Canadians have little concept of how vast the arctic really is, think of an area larger than Europe and you’ll start to get an appreciation of the scale of the area Canada needs to protect.

My guest for this weeks SpaceQ podcast is Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc, principal at Arctic Security Consultants.

Colonel Leblanc has spent over 20 years working on Arctic security issues including commanding Canadian Forces Northern Area for an extended five year period. During that time he had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the Arctic, including formal visits to Alaska and Greenland.

He is the founder of the Canadian Government Arctic Security Interdepartmental Working Group, an advisory body which comprises 11 federal departments.

Today we’ll be talking about Arctic security and space.

I’ll note that at the end of the podcast I asked Colonel Leblanc what book he had recently read that might of interest to our listeners. He suggested China and the Age of Strategic Rivalry (PDF) which was produced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and was the product from one of their academic outreach workshops.

Listen in.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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