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  • PM participates in Operation NANOOK 14 in Canada’s far North
    On the final day of this year’s Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in Operation NANOOK, an annual Canadian Armed Forces-led sovereignty exercise held in Canada’s North.
    News Releases
    Iqaluit, Nunavut - 26 August 2014
  • Operation NANOOK 14
    On the final day of this year’s Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in Operation NANOOK, an annual Canadian Armed Forces-led sovereignty exercise held in Canada’s North.
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    Iqaluit, Nunavut - 26 August 2014
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the 23rd anniversary of re-establishing ties with Baltic States
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement to mark the 23rd anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Canada and the Baltic States:
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - 26 August 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in York Sound
    Thank you, Brigadier-General Loos, Minister Nicholson, Lieutenant-General Beare, men and women of all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces, and also the Canadian Coast Guard and other partners, ladies and gentlemen. This year marks my ninth tour of Canada’s North, and as usual it’s been amazing.  In fact, for the past few days we have many of you – in particular our helicopter Hercules and Airbus one crews – for the smooth efficiency of our Northern Tour. 
    Speeches
    York Sound, Nunavut - 26 August 2014
  • PM announces important investment to boost high-speed Internet in Nunavut and Nunavik
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced significant financial support to provide upgraded high-speed Internet access to approximately 12,000 households in Nunavut and the Nunavik region of northern Quebec.
    News Releases
    Pond Inlet, Nunavut - 25 August 2014
  • Connecting Canadians in the North
    For Canadians living in rural and remote parts of the country, having access to high speed broadband Internet brings with it new opportunities for entrepreneurship as well as access to new services. In a digitally-connected world, ensuring that rural and remote Canadians can connect and take full advantage of the digital economy is an important priority for the Government of Canada. To this end, on August 25, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $50 million toward the northern component of the Connecting Canadians program – a key component of the Digital Canada 150 strategy.
    Backgrounders
    Pond Inlet, Nunavut - 25 August 2014
  • Connecting Canadians – Funding the Northern Component
    For all Canadians, access to high-speed Internet infrastructure is essential in today’s digital world. Connecting Canadians will bring the benefits of broadband internet to a targeted 280,000 households in rural and remote communities, allowing consumers and businesses access to the kind of Internet speeds necessary to fully participate in the digital economy.
    Backgrounders
    Pond Inlet, Nunavut - 25 August 2014
  • PM sails the Northwest passage with the Franklin Expedition Search Team
    As part of the 2014 Search for Franklin Expedition, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is spending two nights with members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston, travelling from Pond Inlet to Arctic Bay in Nunavut.
    News Releases
    Pond Inlet, Nunavut - 25 August 2014
  • Survey Technologies to be Deployed by Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team in the Course of the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition
    Klein 3000 towed side scan sonar
    Backgrounders
    Pond Inlet, Nunavut - 25 August 2014
  • History of the 1845 Franklin Expedition and His Lost Ships Her Majesty’s Ship Erebus and Her Majesty’s Ship Terror
    On May 19, 1845, the Royal Navy ships Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Erebus and HMS Terror departed Greenhithe, England, on a much-heralded Arctic expedition in search of a Northwest Passage. Under the command of Sir John Franklin, with Captain Francis Rawdon Crozier second in command, the expedition’s two ships set out with a total complement of 134 officers and men.
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    Pond Inlet, Nunavut - 25 August 2014

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