06 April 2020 – Deployment of Canadian Rangers to Nunavik to support health services

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Indigenous Peoples, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: National, Indigenous Services Minister

Overview: Deployment of Canadian rangers to support the the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS), which reports to the Ministère de la Santé et des services sociaux (MSSS) of the Quebec Government. The rangers will prepare triage points to facilitate the work of healthcare personnel.
Full details here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/04/deployment-of-canadian-rangers-to-nunavik.html

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other, Previous outbreaks
Evidence/Justification: Marc Miller (Indigenous Services Minister) believes it’s now just a question of when, not if, an outbreak will happen in the first remote Indigenous community and officials are bracing for it.