Resource development in the Canadian Arctic faces cost barriers and risks that can be overcome by collaboration between all relevant Arctic stakeholders — federal government, territorial governments, Northern communities and the private sector. The seventh Junior Fellows policy brief, authored by Monique McCallum, Nabeel Sheiban and Simone Stawicki, recommends that Canada promote responsible resource development through standardized offshore oil practices across all Arctic states and through support of the government’s prosperity agenda by facilitating infrastructure development contingent to Arctic mining expansion, as well as the promotion of skill-based employment for Northern youth.
Implementing Canada's Arctic Council Priorities
CIGI Junior Fellows Policy Brief No. 7