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Harper’s eighth Arctic tour ‘more nuanced, practical, realistic’ than previous years’ strong militaristic tone

‘Northerners have made it clear that the sovereignty debate is pretty low on their list of concerns—as in very low,’ says University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Coates.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper conducted his annual summer Northern tour from Aug. 18 to 23. Mr. Harper is pictured with Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt at a community event at a local elementary school in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

 

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Harper’s eighth Arctic tour ‘more nuanced, practical, realistic’ than previous years’ strong militaristic tone

‘Northerners have made it clear that the sovereignty debate is pretty low on their list of concerns—as in very low,’ says University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Coates.

Photograph courtesy of the PMO
Prime Minister Stephen Harper conducted his annual summer Northern tour from Aug. 18 to 23. Mr. Harper is pictured with Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt at a community event at a local elementary school in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

 

  

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