New Arctic policy involves 'good cop–bad cop' strategy

But mixed message could create confusion, experts say.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 08/25/2010 12:00 am EDT

Shortly after Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon released Canada's Arctic foreign policy statement at the end of last week, most news headlines were relaying a similar message: The Canadian government is happy to engage with its Arctic neighbours to resolve existing Arctic boundary disputes, making that its top priority.

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