Canada must boost scientific, social aspects of Northern Strategy

Canada needs to open its doors to the international science community and follow its plan to bridge the gap between the living conditions of Inuit and other Canadians. That might do more than any military exercise in asserting Canada’s arctic sovereignty.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks in Churchill, Man. on Aug. 24, 2010, during a trip to the Arctic.
Published: Thursday, 09/01/2011 12:00 am EDT

As global warming unfolds, the summer sea-ice cover of the Arctic Ocean inevitably shrinks. Melting sea-ice opens new seaways, provides access to untapped mineral reserves and oil, and offers new and fascinating tourist destinations.

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