24 August 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station will be located in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
"Through our Northern Strategy our Government is committed to realizing the full potential of Canada’s North" said Prime Minister Harper. "By building this leading-edge research station, we are advancing Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic’s resources and climate while at the same time ensuring that Northern communities are prosperous, vibrant and secure."
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will be a world-class, year-round, multidisciplinary facility exploring the cutting-edge of Arctic science and technology issues. It will create jobs, strengthen Canada’s Arctic sovereignty, promote economic and social development and it will help protect and understand the northern environment, contributing to the overall quality of life for Northerners and all Canadians.
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is an integral part of Canada’s four part Northern Strategy: to assert and defend Canada’s sovereignty, to protect the unique and fragile arctic ecosystem, to develop a strong Northern economy and to encourage good governance and greater local control and opportunity.