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Canada preparing bid for Arctic claim and it may include the North Pole

By Denis Calnan      

Observers are divided on whether a Canadian claim on the possibly resource-rich pole would be successful, and even whether the bid is worthwhile in the first place.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent taking part in a survey of the Arctic continental shelf. Photograph courtesy of Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast

Canada is on its way to claim Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, along with Russia and Denmark, when it files its Arctic submission, anticipated to be in 2018. “Preliminary scientific data shows that the outer limits of Canada’s continental shelf will include the North Pole,” wrote John Babcock, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, in an email. “Canada is currently preparing an Arctic submission that is based on science. The analysis of scientific data to support the

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