December 17, 2013

Canada's North Pole Claim: All About Oil

Richard Janda, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Canada has stewardship of a vast portion of the earth’s surface but cannot be trusted to manage it for the common benefit of mankind. If our claims to the North Pole were accompanied by a solemn pledge to leave it untouched, the land grab might seem more benign. But we did not spend $200-million on mapping the seabed in order to protect it for future generations. That money was venture capital.

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