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Author Higgenbotham, John, editor

Title North of 60 : toward a renewed Canadian Arctic agenda / edited by John Higginbotham and Jennifer Spence
Published Waterloo, Ontario : Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (v, 99 pages) : color photographs
Series Special report / Centre for International Governance Innovation
Special report (Centre for International Governance Innovation)
Contents Acronyms and initialisms. -- Introduction, John Higginbotham and Jennifer Spence. -- The North in new times: revising federal priorities, Frances Abele. -- Restorying climate, northern peoples and future Arctic strategies, Heather E. McGregor. -- Defining respect within a new Inuit-to-Crown relationship, Natan Obed, interviewed by Heather E. McGregor. -- Unexpected possibilities: Arctic ports and northern corridors in transition, Kells Boland. -- Environmental challenges for governments in the North, Chris Burn. -- Canada's northern strategy: a comprehensive approach to defence, security and safety, P. Whitney Lackenbauer. -- Beyond the Arctic Council: cooperation needs and gaps in the Arctic region, Heather Exner-Pirot. -- Quebec as an international actor in the Arctic: intersecting federal and provincial northern policies, Joël Plouffe. -- The need for an umbrella approach to Inuit relations and northern governance, Duane Smith, interviewed by Heather E. McGregor. -- Building northern Canada-United States bilateral relations: the Beaufort Sea and the Alaska-Yukon boundary, Heather Nicol. -- Negotiate the Northwest Passage, before it's too late: updating the 1988 Arctic Cooperation Agreement, Michael Byers. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Arctic: beyond the Santa tracker, Andrea Charron. -- NATO, NORAD and the Arctic: a renewed concern, Rob Huebert
Summary The following short essays bring together thoughtful commentary on a diverse array of policy issues. At the domestic level, this collection explores themes such as the role of subnation governments and Northerners in shaping policies in the region, the need for the coordination of marine and surface transportation corridors, the impact of permafrost melt on land infrastructure, and the importance of a whole-of-government approach to support safety and security in the region. Collectively, these papers urge us to consider the unique and complex social, environmental, economic and political circumstances that Northerners face. The foreign policy issues discussed represent an equally diverse collection of actors and issues. From the role of institutions, such as the Arctic Council, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, to the place of Quebec's Plan Nord and the possibilities for managing the Beaufort Sea and the Northwest Passage, our experts have challenged us to recognize the growing regional and global importance of Canada's Arctic. This collection, of course, cannot provide a comprehensive analysis of all the policy issues facing the region; rather, we seek to capture the diversity of issues and provide thoughtful substance to help set us on the path toward a renewed Canadian Arctic agenda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (CIGI, viewed October 19, 2016)
Subject Government policy.
Arctic regions -- Government policy -- Canada
Arctic Regions.
Form Electronic book
Author Spence, Jennifer, editor
Centre for International Governance Innovation, publisher
Other Titles Toward a renewed Canadian Arctic agenda