‘It’s ours,’ a DND official told a committee studying Canada’s Arctic, as experts downplayed threats posed by other countries failing to recognize our domain.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee, pictured last week, is looking at Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic in light of Russian militarization of their northern territories, Chinese ambitions for a 'Polar Silk Road,' and upcoming decisions related to the continental shelf under the UN Convention on Law of the Sea, according to the study parameters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Despite department assurances that Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic isn’t under threat, some MPs say more needs to be done to ensure Canada’s claim isn’t weakened.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.