Ottawa’s new Arctic policy has lofty goals, but few details on how to reach them, critics say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201978 Views

Liberals say framework is a ‘road map’ to guide future decisions, but critic says it restates old information

Sep 11, 2019

The federal government’s new Arctic strategy promises sweeping changes and an ambitious goal of closing several key gaps between people living in Canada’s North and the rest of the country — but it’s short on details of how it will do that.

The Arctic and Northern Policy Framework sets out in broad strokes how the federal government plans a “profound change of direction” with its relationship to the North.

First promised by the Trudeau government shortly after the last federal election, the framework was released on Tuesday, just a day before the fall election campaign was set to begin.

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