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Establish northern university, feds hear, as Arctic policy framework talks wrap

By Emily Haws      

Canada is the only Arctic nation without a university specifically within the Arctic itself, which means Canada is lagging behind, says Conservative Senator Dennis Patterson.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has indicated that a draft of the government’s new Arctic policy framework will be ready by the summer, following months of consultation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

It’s early days yet for the government’s Arctic policy framework, but the idea of an Arctic university has already emerged as a popular frontrunner to increase northern economic development and share Canadian expertise in the region with the rest of the world.

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