Legal Claims to North Based on Action

Climate change, with its devastating impact in the Arctic, has created a number of challenges for Canada.

Suzanne Lalonde
Published: Wednesday, 05/13/2009 12:00 am EDT

Climate change, with its devastating impact in the Arctic, has created a number of challenges for Canada. These include defending its sovereign rights in the Arctic Ocean basin, justifying its claim to an extended continental shelf, settling its longstanding dispute with the United States in the Beaufort Sea, and resolving the issue of tiny Hans Island.

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