OTTAWA — When 40 Canadian Rangers swung into action in northern Quebec this week to set up heated tents for COVID-19 screening and conduct other tasks in their local communities due to the pandemic, they formed the most visible military response to the crisis to date.
The Rangers were mobilized in response to a request for assistance from provincial authorities, the first to the federal government because of COVID-19. Thousands more troops are standing by in case it isn’t the last.
But what exactly can the Canadian Armed Forces bring to bear in a fight with a pandemic? And how will commanders …read more
Source:: National Newswatch