Canada has lost its edge in northern development and research. The North's resources have important strategic and economic implications for Canada, and their development - done in the right way - has huge potential benefits for all Canadians now and into the future.

In Strategic Assets in Uncertain Times: Unlocking Energy and Resources in Canada’s North, Dr. Nick Poushinsky and Pierre Alvarez argue that the Arctic has long been held by Canadians as a defining element of our country, secure in the belief that others had little or no interest in the vast, inaccessible landscape north of 60. Recently, the impacts of climate change, aggressive foreign policy and resource development initiatives by a growing number of nationsand the lack of a comprehensive Canadian Arctic policy frameworkare challenging that view. The development of Canada’s northern resources has important strategic and economic implications for Canada, and that developmentdone in the right wayhas the potential to greatly benefit Canadians now and in the future.  

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