Underinvestment in Northern communities the greatest threat to Arctic sovereignty

Opinion: The North

Canada must put the health of Arctic communities at the centre of its Arctic policy, include Northern indigenous peoples as full partners, and re-invest in essential climate change research and environmental monitoring.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces a new Northern Adult Basic Education Program in February in Iqaluit.
Carolyn Bennett
Published: Thursday, 04/19/2012 12:00 am EDT

When Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Mary Simon appeared before the House of Commons Defence committee in October 2009, she issued a stark warning that the continued underinvestment in Northern communities threatens to undermine Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic.

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