Yukon and the Emerging North

When: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Where: Ottawa

Canada’s North can no longer be ignored. Due to a changing climate, a wealth of natural resources and issues of aboriginal sovereignty, Canadians have come to realize the importance of our northern territories. The Hon. Dennis Fentie, Premier of Yukon, spoke about how his territory is addressing these and other important issues, including northern development, infrastructure, climate change and northern research. He also discussed his government’s role in the Intergovernmental Forum and provided a long-term outlook on the emerging North.