Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian Arctic sovereignty ’

Canadian Arctic sovereignty — what does PM Harper really mean?

Aug 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

I sometimes think stiffening Canadian sovereignty in those parts of the Arctic north customarily marked as Canadian territory on Canadian maps is one of the three almost impressive things that Stephen’s Harper’s Conservative minority government has done, since it first came to office on February 6, 2006. The other two are the parliamentary recognition of […]



Canada’s new regulation of Northwest Passage vs. “The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime”

Jul 12th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

“Why are you keeping these things if you’re never going to look at them again?”  It’s a good question. So I recently re-read Jonathan Raban’s review of  The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime by the estimable William Langewiesche, in the August 12, 2004 issue of the New York Review of Books. […]



August holiday : Caribana, Obama, Vancouver heat, Grand River, Bandidos trial, Russians coming to North Pole

Aug 1st, 2009 | By | Category: In Brief

The first Monday in August is a holiday of sorts in eight Canadian provinces and two territories. If your idea of the best way to spend holiday weekends is relaxing with your computer, read on: * More than one million are expected for the annual Caribana madness in Toronto this holiday weekend. The Iroquois who […]



News from Nunavut : what does the Mayer report tell us about Canada’s Arctic experiment?

Jun 17th, 2007 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

Whatever else, Canada does have a vast chunk of northern geography. And both climate change and new resource technologies seem to hold out fresh prospects for far northern economic development that more southerly business interests can applaud. The eastern Arctic is also now home to the innovative Nunavut Territory – whose creation in 1999 still […]