CIGI – “East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics” is co-edited by Kimie Hara and Ken Coates. The new book’s 12 chapters are written by Arctic and Asia relations experts from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States.
GLOBE AND MAIL – The government of Canada has made an obvious and much-anticipated decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline, but the debate is far from over. Based on the report of the Joint Review Panel, which recommended approval subject to important modifications and conditions, and the government’s strong commitment to resource development, few expected the plan to be rejected.
SUN NEWS – Ken Coates, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute speaks with Lorne Gunter about how natural resource wealth will shape relationships with between Aboriginal communities and the federal government.
LEADER POST – Saskatchewan’s commodity fuelled economic boom is “masking a weak performance in innovation and productivity,” according to a study by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, which was released at the Conference Board of Canada’s Saskatchewan Forum in Regina Tuesday.
UARCTIC SHARED VOICES MAGAZINE (see pages 14-15) with Greg Poelzer.
The Circumpolar North faces major challenges in the years ahead, beyond the often-mentioned issues of climate change, indigenous empowerment and rapid resource development.
CBC North – An Unfinished Nation: Completing the devolution revolution in Canada’s North
Canada is an incomplete nation. Vast parts of the country, mostly in the North, lack the services, equality of opportunity, and political authority necessary to effect positive change.
Audio – Listen online here
THE GLOBE AND MAIL – In this op-ed, Ken Coates examines the lack of interest in the Canadian provincial North and why this region is losing out on potential prosperity.