“Canada’s North is a fundamental part of our heritage and our national identity and a region with unlimited potential,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Our Government continues to work hand in hand with Northerners to help the Arctic become a prosperous region within a strong and sovereign country."
This year’s tour reflects the priorities set out in Canada’s Northern Strategy: exercising our Arctic sovereignty; protecting our environmental heritage; promoting social and economic development; and improving and devolving Northern governance.
Since 2006, the Harper government has made significant investments in Canada's North. A full listing of the government's investments can be found at www.northernstrategy.gc.ca.