Colonel Leblanc has been interviewed and quoted by the national media on several occasions. He has appeared on national television and in print. He has appeared as an expert witness in front of Canadian Government Standing Committees on National Defence and Security.

He regularly participates in national and international conferences on the Arctic. A recent selection follows:

He moderated an Arctic focussed panel of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum held in Ottawa on 2 March 2017

He supported the organization of the 2017 C4ISR and Beyond 2017 Conference held on in Ottawa on 2 February 2017

He was a moderator at the C4ISR and Beyond conference held in Ottawa on 20 April 2016

He was a participant in a forum on the Arctic and energy at the Canadian Embassy in Washington on 13 April 2015

He was a panellist at the ArcticAge International Conference on the Arctic in Ottawa on 17 March 2015

He has written or was quoted in several articles that were published as follows:

An out of the blue icebreaker opportunity”. The Maritime Executive 2 January 2018.

Heavy fuel oil must be banned from the Canadian arctic” The Hill Times 22 September 2017

Will the Arctic Search and Rescue capability be reduced?” The Hill Times 6 February 2017

Are the Coast Guard icebreakers ready?” The Hill Times 30 January 2017

Canada should restrict access to northern water corridors” The Hill Times 12 July 2016

Resolute Bay should be a major government Arctic security hub, The Hill Times 16 May 2016

Canadian Arctic is No Place for Large Cruise Ships April 20th 2016

Three Arctic Ports Needed, The Hill times June 17th 2013

Arctic Council must look at security dimension, page 10 The Hill Times, 13 May 2013

Présentation sur le Conseil de l’arctique et la sécurité à l’École nationale d’administration publique à Montréal le 26 avril 2013

Is The Arctic Focus Being Lost, The Hill Times, March 18, 2013

Cold Facts about Taking Arctic Risks, Page 26, Canadian Mining Journal June/July 2012

Arctic search and rescue lacking, the Hill Times on line, 18 June 2012

Arctic becoming increasingly vulnerable, Hill Times June 6th 2012

Troops transition from Afghan sands to subarctic, the Montreal Gazette, Elise Stolte, 19 February 2012

Equip Rangers to cover northwest passage, says former commander, Edmonton Journal, Elise Stolte, February 16th 2012

Ottawa wants to co-operate with Arctic neighbours, CTV News, aired March 9th 2012

Resolute Bay should be developed as a major government facility, Arctic security hub, the Hill Times, 8 August 2011

Canada Ducked an Arctic Bullet, The Hill times, September 30th 2011

Adding an ‘I’ to ARCTIC SAR , Impact of the International Arctic SAR Agreement by K. Joseph Spears, FrontLine Defence Vol.8 No.4 July 2011

Northwest Passage Unguarded, Thinking Outside the Igloo? FrontLine Defence Vol.8 No.3 May 2011

A Brief History of Intrusions into the Canadian Arctic, Nancy Teeple, Canadian Army Journal Vol. 12.3 Winter 2010

U.S. sub may have toured Canadian Arctic zone, The National Post, undated

Battle for the Arctic, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Documentary aired May 20th 2010

Witness Statement to the Standing Committee on National Defence, 40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Annual Ottawa Conference, October 27th 2008

Make NORDREG Compulsory, Canwest News Service, Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Renaissance in Canadian Arctic Security? By Rob Hubert, 14 July 2008

Tories take North seriously with new reserve unit: retired colonel, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation North, Monday, September 8, 2008

Who Owns the Arctic? Arctic Sovereignty and International Relations, Model negotiation on Northern Waters, Feb 19, 2008

L’enjeu de la sécurité en Arctique à l’aube d’une nouvelle ruée vers le Nord canadien Par le major Robin Lessard, Le 23 avril 2007

Sécurité et souveraineté dans l’arctique: rôle prépondérant pour la force aérienne, Par le major Henri Levasseur, 2006

Who is guarding our backdoor?, The Star, Ed Struzik, November 18th 2007

Although dated, Colonel (Retd) Leblanc's paper, Canada and the North - Insufficient Security Resources, May 2001 is still relevant in the present context.


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