May 1, 2013

Fixing the skills gap

If the theme of the Conservative government’s previous budget was long-term planning for Canada’s aging workforce, Budget 2013 shifted attention back to the here and now. Finance Minister Jim...

May 1, 2013

Ottawa’s new activism

The 2013 federal budget was viewed by most analysts as a “stay the course” fiscal plan, with few significant spending or tax surprises. With minor fiscal adjustments on net...

May 1, 2013

Wanting in

Ties between France and the Arctic have increased over the years, but they are not new. Despite having no Arctic territory, France nonetheless nourished its relationship with the circumpolar...

May 1, 2013

Arctic Visions

From traditional northern powers to new actors in energy-challenged East Asia, countries are casting their eyes toward the Arctic. In the following pages, we examine how the Arctic looks...

May 1, 2013

Whose Arctic?

There’s a great deal of activity in the warming Arctic. As satellite measurements show the ice cap retreating at record rates, Canada and four other Arctic Ocean coastal states...