Canada is launching a series of military exercises in the Arctic far-north region of the country.Nothing "so-called" about it. It *is* an exercise of sovereignty, and a worthy one.
The so-called sovereignty operation is designed to show a visible presence in the resource-rich area, amid competing claims among other nations.
What does that really entail? Here's the official workup on the Operation from Canada's National Defense.
Note the exercise is in the Eastern Arctic, focused on Baffin Island.
It is one of three such operations run annually, alongside Operation Nunakput in the Western Arctic and Operation Nunalivut in the High Arctic.
Given the rapacious tone of certain claimants to Arctic territory and transit rights, such exercises are a most proper thing.