August 15, 2012

Canada Is Not Ready for the Arctic Rush

Michael Byers, Globe and Mail

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It's clear that Canada's search-and-rescue capabilities require an emergency upgrade.

Unless, that is, we’re willing to stand helplessly by – as hundreds or even thousands of foreign tourists die in what we proudly insist is our Arctic.

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TAGGED: Arctic Circle, Arctic, Arctic Ocean, Canada


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