Canada spent $20 million on North Pole claim mission

Experts suggest Canada's legal claims to Santa's workshop are dicey.

TSB Photo: Keith Levesque
CCGS Amundsen in the M'Clure Strait, Northwest Territories in 2013.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 09/30/2015 12:00 am EDT

Canada spent roughly $20 million this summer in pursuit of a controversial Harper government objective to claim the geographic North Pole, via an Arctic data-gathering expedition that was quietly announced about a week before the election campaign began.

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