Closing Canada’s icebreaker gap

Closing Canada’s icebreaker gap

By K. Joseph Spears Canada is both an Ocean and Arctic Nation. Canada has operated government-owned icebreakers for well over a hundred years. For example, the museum ship CHS Acadia moored in Halifax was built to chart Hudson Bay as part of the development of the...
China’s Arctic rising

China’s Arctic rising

By K. Joseph Spears China’s presence in the Arctic, like recent winter temperatures, continues to increase. China considers itself a near-Arctic power, even though it has no territory in the region. It is playing the long game in the region on many fronts: commercial,...
Cooperation in the Arctic is critical

Cooperation in the Arctic is critical

By K. Joseph Spears Canada’s Arctic embraces both land and oceanspace, which taken together, makes up 40 per cent of Canada landmass of 9,900,000 square kilometres. In addition, the region represents 75 per cent of Canada’s 244,000 kilometres of coastline, and...