Cornwall ON- The Harper Government is getting tough on Canada’s Arctic sovereignty by implementing new registration laws for shipping through the North West passage.
The planned Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone, announced late Friday by Transport Minister John Baird, falls short of opposition demands to target all sizes of vessels but could still spark objections from foreign countries – including the United States – that view the Northwest Passage as an “international strait” rather than Canadian waters.
Kudo’s to Mr. Harper and his government for taking some action in protecting what’s rightfully Canada’s. Like the old saying goes; “use it or lose it” and for years now other countries such as Russia and the US have been inching into Canada’s Arctic regions with symbolic actions such as the laying of flags as Russia has done.
Canada needs to protect the integrity of its borders, and it’s resource rights.
What do you think Canada? Feel free to post your comments below.
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