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With little fanfare, Canada quietly launches new Arctic policy document – Nunatsiaq News

11 September, 2019

Liberals claim new policy represents “profound change of direction”

One day prior to the start of Canada’s national election campaign, the Liberal government, with little fanfare, launched its long-awaited Arctic and northern policy framework on Sept. 10.

The document, which represents the first phase of a continuing process, will replace Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2009 Northern Strategy and the Harper government’s 2010 Statement on Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy.

It’s supposed to serve as a guide for federal policy in the Arctic until 2030—but it contains no implementation plan or governance measures to guide future collaboration.

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