Economic Transformation North of 60º

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Where: Ottawa

In 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper touted northern development and Arctic sovereignty as important Canadian issues – issues shaped and understood by most Southerners based on romantic imagery rather than practical experience. This one-day roundtable helped to dispel myths and misunderstandings about Canada North of 60º by facilitating a dialogue between a cross-section of leaders and experts about the key challenges and opportunities facing Northern Canada including: the economic development of Canada’s northern oil & gas and mining resources, Arctic sovereignty and security, devolution and the regulatory framework, federal-territorial-Aboriginal partnerships, and investments in social infrastructure and human resources necessary for sustainable growth.