Once again, PM Stephen Harper has pointedly asserted Canada's sovereignty over its northern territories and province, while underscoring the economic-industrial value of the the northern coastline and waters of the Arctic Sea. With the spread of melting areas and effects in the North the sea becomes more navigable and more exploitable by outsiders (USA is an "outsider" in this context).
North America > Canada
Harper's tour of the north was aggressively attacked by AIDs-obsessives in Toronto, but the southern city was more a scene for former TV personality Governor General. Harper was where he should have been, the Guv where she should have been. After all, the Canadian system emphatically makes possible a distribution of labour, and the symbolic task in Toronto was not a proper place for our PM to be spending his time these days. Canada very much needs to assert its sovereignty and to encourage business, job creation, and port development in the melting North.