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Ice floes float in Baffin Bay above the Arctic circle from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent.
Ice floes float in Baffin Bay above the Arctic circle from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent.
(JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

What the U.S., Russia and other Arctic countries think about Canada

Canada welcomed the world's Arctic nations this week, five days after a Throne Speech that pledged a renewed focus on the North.

The summit in Whitehorse marked the start of Canada’s two-year term as chair of the international Arctic Council, and gave Ottawa – and Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Nunavut MP and government’s voice in the North – a chance to outline a vision for the region.