We are fortunate to have a close friend in Canada, a country with which we share core values as well as many priorities when it comes to Arctic policy.
EU-funded research with Canadian participation includes a project to give polar scientists better access to ice-breakers and improve marine-based research in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, writes Michael Mann. NOAA photograph by Jeremy Potter
Over the past decade, the level of international attention paid to the Arctic has grown exponentially.
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.