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New Fisheries minister has opportunity to advance Canada's leadership in ocean and coastal management

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield should accept the recent challenge of the Coastal Zone Canada Association to convene a national summit of key stakeholders to develop a plan of action for the health, resilience, safety and sustainability of our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes resources.

If stretched out as a single contiguous line, Canada's coastline would circle the globe more than six times. Canada has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth, the second largest continental shelf area, and shares with the United States the largest freshwater coastal system in the world. Canada's oceans and coasts constitute a rich heritage of resources, both living and non-living, upon which generations of Canadians have based their livelihoods, and which have had a huge impact upon Canada's development as a nation.

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New Fisheries minister has opportunity to advance Canada's leadership in ocean and coastal management

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield should accept the recent challenge of the Coastal Zone Canada Association to convene a national summit of key stakeholders to develop a plan of action for the health, resilience, safety and sustainability of our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes resources.

If stretched out as a single contiguous line, Canada's coastline would circle the globe more than six times. Canada has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth, the second largest continental shelf area, and shares with the United States the largest freshwater coastal system in the world. Canada's oceans and coasts constitute a rich heritage of resources, both living and non-living, upon which generations of Canadians have based their livelihoods, and which have had a huge impact upon Canada's development as a nation.

  

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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