Canada’s new Arctic policy could be done by June, minister says – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019154 Views

February 12, 2019

National security, reconciliation added to list of “themes”

After more than two years of work, the Liberal government’s new Arctic policy framework won’t be ready for release until after it works out the release date with its “partners,” Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, told the Senate Special Committee on the Arctic last week.

“The timeline for the delivery of the new Arctic and northern policy framework will be determined in collaboration with our partners,” Bennett said on Feb. 4, when she appeared before the committee as a witness.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared in December 2016 that his government would develop the new Arctic policy—but although they’re getting to look at an early draft, northern governments and Indigenous organizations are still waiting for its completion.

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