Towards a Canadian Arctic International Strategy. John J. Noble. Reflections on Past. First Met Franklyn Griffiths when he was Joe Clark’s Arctic Advisor in DFAIT in mid 1980’s.
John J. Noble
3) Commitment to build Polar 8 icebreaker (world’s largest flagpole), subsequently victim of budget cuts along with nuclear subs.
4)Willingness to work with U.S. to resolve issue.
“the northern foreign policy vacuum suggests that Canada is neither fully prepared or well equipped to influence and shape international debate on the future of the region”.
“Focus political attention on region through a ministry of state for circumpolar affairs within DFAIT.”