'Canada's an Arctic power and we have to be prepared': Cannon

Two years ago, the government unveiled a new Northern Strategy in the federal budget. The crux of the plan was big-ticket items like a new Polar class icebreaker, mapping efforts involving the continental shelf as well as unexplored natural resource deposits on Canadian territory, and a greater diplomatic effort.

Published: Wednesday, 04/14/2010 12:00 am EDT

Two years ago, the government unveiled a new Northern Strategy in the federal budget. The crux of the plan was big-ticket items like a new Polar class icebreaker, mapping efforts involving the continental shelf as well as unexplored natural resource deposits on Canadian territory, and a greater diplomatic effort.

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