Thursday, June 04, 2020

Library of Parliament Article on Canadian and Global Military Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

HillNotes, a publication of the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, has published an article on Canadian and Global Military Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments in Canada and other countries have mobilized and deployed their military to assist civilian authorities. Each country has used its military resources differently."

"To date, the military in Canada has responded to local requests for assistance in addressing the pandemic, such as supporting long-term care facilities, deploying the Canadian Rangers in Northern communities and providing logistics support. The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) stands ready to mobilize some 24,000 personnel – including reservists – under Operation LASER."

"This HillNote outlines the basis for the Canadian military’s assistance to civilian authorities in emergency situations. It then provides an overview of ways in which Canada’s military, and those in allied and like-minded countries, are assisting those authorities in dealing with the pandemic."

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