Canada prepares to chair Arctic Council

Photo: Jeff McIntosh. Archive Photo. The Canadian Press.As Canada prepares to assume the chair of the Arctic Council in the spring of 2013, polar experts have gathered in Toronto to help the Canadian government determine its priorities.

It will spend two years at the helm of the intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the world’s eight circumpolar nations.

Reporter Lynn Desjardins, from Radio Canada International’s show The Link, explores the issues, including the Arctic’s oil and gas resources, its changing environment and the effects on the Aboriginal peoples who live there.

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Related Link: “Canada’s Arctic Council role discussed at Toronto conference”, CBC News



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