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Iqaluit 2015

Author Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Title Iqaluit 2015
Year 2015
ISBN ISSN 978-0-662-03907-5
Subtitle Development for the People of the North
Series Results achieved during Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship 2013-2015
Editor Leona Aglukkaq (Minister for the Arctic Council, Government of Canada)
Publisher Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Publisher URL URL
Place of Publication Ottawa, Ontario
Publication Type Report
Location Online
Pages 16
Last modified 2016-02-11
English Abstract

"Canada’s commitment to the North and its people is part of our national identity. Canada played a key role in the origin of the Arctic Council, which was established by the 1996 Ottawa Declaration. Canada was the first Chair of the Arctic Council, and hosted the first Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Iqaluit in 1998. Arctic Council Ministers returned to Iqaluit in April 2015, marking the conclusion of Canada’s second term as Chair. Under Canada’s Chairmanship (2013-2015), the Council has focused on making a difference in the lives of the people of the North, reflecting the Ottawa Declaration’s commitment to economic and social development and environmental protection. The Council’s achievements in these areas over the last two years will help ensure a vibrant future for the Arctic region." (page 6)