Prime Minister Stephen Harper made several announcements during his seventh annual tour of Canada's North this week. He announced the creation of a new national park, an amended resource revenue sharing agreement with Yukon, and $200-million in funding for a new Arctic research centre in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. While there, the prime minister met with Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak.
Aariak joins us for a conversation about the significance of the prime minister's trip and the challenges facing Canada's North, including the need for more infrastructure like roads and ports to connect Nunavut with the rest of the country.
During a TV appearance Friday, Aug.24 on Power & Politics, CBC Radio's The House guest host Alison Crawford incorrectly stated that Eva Aariak, the Nunavut Premier, told her she wanted devolution "talks to be over in one year."
In fact, what Aariak told The House is that she "would like to see the negotiation mandate completed within a year."
We regret the error.