DFAIT Left in the Cold on Arctic Issues

Canadians feel the north is a domestic issue, the prime minister is making it a military one, but critics say the Arctic should be DFAIT's purview, though it is "missing in action."

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 08/01/2007 12:00 am EDT

The threat of a diplomatic crisis involving Canada and one of its traditional allies, or Russia, is increasingly likely as climate change continues to make shipping through the north feasible and puts the Arctic's wealth of natural resources within reach.

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