Federal government seeks northern input on new Arctic policy – Nunatsiaq online

November 20, 2017

Quebec government calls on Ottawa to ensure Nunavik is part of process

Residents of Nunavut and Nunavik have until the new year to weigh in on a new Arctic policy that’s meant to improve the federal government’s approach to Canada’s North.

And that consultation promises to be crucial, given the government’s position that a new strategy should engage northerners and Indigenous people.

Last December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government would develop a new Arctic Policy framework in collaboration with provincial, territorial and Indigenous groups to replace the former Conservative government’s 2009 Northern Strategy and its 2010 Arctic foreign policy.

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