Harper in the Arctic

PM asserting sovereignty in the north

Stephen Harper is heading north to observe a military exercise meant to assert Canada’s sovereignty over the Arctic region. He’ll be boarding the HMCS Toronto on Wednesday to observe Operation Nanook, an anti-submarine and emergency response exercise that takes place in a region frequented by Russian and American subs. The operation, which will involve more than 700 troops, comes as part of the Conservative government’s pledge to increase the Canadian military’s presence in the area.

CBC News

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