The chance of securing access to large quantities of potential oil and gas resources in the Arctic, is sparking a renewed interest in the region. Recently, Federal Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon emphasized the importance for Canada to exercise its sovereign rights where it can do so responsibly. The government has rolled out a number of important strategies to reinforce its Arctic position, some of which include the establishment of a Canadian Forces Arctic training centre in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, the expansion of the size and capabilities of the Canadian Rangers, and work on a deepwater Arctic docking and refuelling facility in Nanisivik, Nunavut, which is projected to start in 2011.