Canada’s North covers nearly 40% of the country’s land mass and its icebergs, polar bears and Northern Lights are symbols closely tied to Canada’s identity. But the North is more than just symbols — it’s a dynamic place with diverse peoples, cultures, communities, economies, lands, waters and governance structures. The success of the North is the success of Canada.

In this series, the Public Policy Forum asked experts for their views on four key issues: Climate change, Arctic sovereignty, energy and resource development, and reconciliation. The authors provide summaries of what’s happening in the North in each of these spaces and explore what can contribute to building a more prosperous future for Canada as a whole.

Contact: Jane Hooker, Director of Research