Stephen Harper has announced that his government plans to open up a new research station in the Arctic. Analysts say that the facility, planned to be located at Cambridge Bay, will bolster Canada’s sovereignty claims to disputed parts of the Arctic territory. The station will be a “world-class, year-round, multidisciplinary facility exploring the cutting-edge of Arctic science” said Harper in a statement, reported the BBC. The facility is part of Harper’s new four-part strategy in the Arctic, which also includes protecting the region’s ecosystem, developing a strong Northern economy and encouraging local governance.
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