Michael Byers responds to latest Arctic sovereignty survey

A recent survey conducted by EKOS Research for the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, found that the majority of Canadians see Arctic sovereignty as the country’s top foreign-policy issue.  The Globe and Mail hosted an online discussion with Prof. Michael Byers, a member of the Rideau Institute Board of Directors and Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

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Oil, politics, conflict and Canada

A new book by Canadian energy economist John Foster shines a light on the dark geopolitics of oil and gas. It uncovers the complex and hidden motivations of governments, including our own, that lie behind military interventions, crippling sanctions and other actions in our name.  See: Oil and World Politics – The real story of today’s […]

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