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justin150377
07-10-2007, 02:00 AM
and take jobs away from the US (Microsoft)...what are canadians thinking??

(DJ) Canada To Up Forces In Arctic To Assert Control Of NW Passage(DJ)

justin150377
07-10-2007, 02:12 AM
I just noticed this was a copyright article (i've kept the headline in the body - article has since been deleted) from a private news source (Dow Jones) I am subscribed to

jkays94
07-10-2007, 02:37 AM
Canada has the world's largest oil reserves and the unnoticed scramble for control of the arctic area has been in the works for a while. The US had many opportunities to secure high skilled labor in the interest of economic prosperity, instead other countries such as Canada, Australia, Ireland, Germany etc had the foresight to realize the positive economic impact these workers have, the US didn't and the result is that its archaic immigration policies are beginning to demonstrate the consequences:

The Canadian government says the jurisdiction is clear they're Canadian waters. But the U.S. and some other countries don't agree. They see the Northwest Passage as an international strait that any ship should be free to transit.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/cdnmilitary/arctic.html

Even of greater significance was the recent claim by Russia to the entire North Pole:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=464921&in_page_id=1811