Thawing out Canada's Arctic foreign policy

Last summer, the government unveiled a blueprint for its Arctic policy. Entitled Canada's Northern Strategy, the document laid out Ottawa's intent to manage and protect Canadian sovereignty over its resource-laden territories on land and water, while addressing peripheral goals such as environmental protection, employment and indigenous issues.

Sam Garcia, Embassy
Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and US Secretary Hillary Clinton in Gatineau on March 30. The day before, Ms. Clinton scolded Canada for excluding Iceland, Sweden and Finland from an Arctic meeting.
Avinash Gavai
Published: Wednesday, 04/14/2010 12:00 am EDT

Last summer, the government unveiled a blueprint for its Arctic policy. Entitled Canada's Northern Strategy, the document laid out Ottawa's intent to manage and protect Canadian sovereignty over its resource-laden territories on land and water, while addressing peripheral goals such as environmental protection, employment and indigenous issues.

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