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They’ve been doing it for 60 years but few Canadians know about their indispensable role in asserting sovereignty in isolated but strategically important areas of the North.
Formed during the Second World War as the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, they were renamed the Canadian Rangers in 1947 and their duties were expanded to include the more isolated areas in the Canadian North.
The role of the Rangers is likely to become even more important in future years. Climate change in the Arctic will present new problems for security as new passageways open up through thawed ice. Surveillance in the North will be increased, and that will mean a higher profile for the Canadian Rangers.
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