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A transportation expert is calling Arctic shipping one of the main global challenges facing Canada and Nunavut.
The Canadian Arctic Marine Transportation and Governance Workshop was held in Iqaluit last week. The one day gathering brought people together to talk about diplomatic, economic and commercial activity taking place in the Arctic Ocean.
John Higginbotham, a senior fellow with The Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, said with less sea ice in the future, a new maritime economy has to be developed to connect communities.
“I think there is a consensus that marine policy and Arctic development are going to be critical...