As the Canadian government prepares to release a new Arctic Policy Framework, those interested in the future of Canada’s arctic region will meet at Carleton University on April 4th to discuss putting the framework into action.

The public symposium, entitled “Breaking new trail? Canada’s Arctic policy – from rhetoric to results” will feature plenary sessions and breakout groups, which will consider a wide range of issues facing the Arctic region:

• Protecting the Arctic Environment and Preserving Arctic Biodiversity
• The Arctic in a Global Context
• Comprehensive Arctic Infrastructure
• Strong Sustainable and Diversified Northern Economies
• Strong Arctic People and Communities
• Arctic Science and Indigenous Knowledge

“This conference is intended for anyone interested in northern public policy and issues such as resource development, the environment, and a healthy future for Indigenous people and northerners generally,” says Katherine Graham, a Professor Emeritus and the conference organizer. “We hope to raise awareness about the Arctic Policy Framework and peel it back a layer to offer some initial public thoughts on what will constitute success with this plan.”

Many leaders from Canada’s northern governments will be in attendance and leading the breakout groups. Public service officials and academics will also be on hand to discuss the themes that guided the framework’s development and the governance needed for successful implementation.

“The Faculty of Public Affairs is honoured to be hosting this timely discussion on the future of Canada’s North,” said André Plourde, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. “As the home of Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration and Indigenous Policy and Administration program, the Faculty recognizes the vital importance of Arctic policy to all Canadians.”

The conference is being sponsored by Carleton University, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Government of Yukon.

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Monday, March 25, 2019 in , , ,
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