Securing the Northwest Passage Essential

The polar ice that once made the Northwest Passage a nearly impassable and extremely dangerous sea route is quickly melting, and with increased shipping traffic looming on the horizon, experts agree Canada must beef up its presence in the Arctic or risking losing its claim to these contested waters.

Jeff Davis
Published: Thursday, 11/06/2008 12:00 am EST

The polar ice that once made the Northwest Passage a nearly impassable and extremely dangerous sea route is quickly melting, and with increased shipping traffic looming on the horizon, experts agree Canada must beef up its presence in the Arctic or risking losing its claim to these contested waters.

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