Ken Christie on the new role of Canadian ships in the Arctic

Prof. Ken Christie, standing next to a row of windows, wearing a white dress shirt and grey button up sweater

Prof. Ken Christie was interviewed by Gregor Craigie, host of CBC's On The Island, about Canada's new class of offshore and arctic patrol ships.

New ships for a new political world - with the Royal Canadian Navy bringing in new offshore and arctic vessels into the fleet, Christie discusses why they're needed in the first place. Here is an excerpt:

“Canada seems to be a little more aggressive in its attitude, its trying to assert sovereignty. It has concerns over boundaries, etc. and it has concerns over the resources in the Arctic,” says Christie.

Listen to the full interview.