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  • Harper orders new draft of Arctic seabed claim to include North Pole

    12/05/2013 10:21:54 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Dec. 04 2013 | Steven Chase
    Stephen Harper has ordered government bureaucrats back to the drawing board to craft a more expansive international claim for seabed riches in the Arctic after the proposed submission they showed him failed to include the geographic North Pole, The Globe and Mail has learned. The Arctic is believed to contain as much as one-quarter of the world’s undiscovered energy resources, and countries are tabling scientific evidence with a United Nations commission to win rights to polar sea-floor assets. Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a country can secure control of ocean floor beyond the internationally recognized...