"A New Vision" speech by John G. Diefenbaker at the Civic Auditorium, Winnipeg, 12 February 1958
Ladies and gentlemen, we started in the last few months, since June the
10th, to carry out our promises, and I can tell you this, that as long
as I am Prime Minister of this country, the welfare of the average
Canadian will not be forgotten. We intend to launch for the future, we
have laid the foundations now, the long-range objectives of this party.
We ask from you a mandate; a new and a stronger mandate, to pursue the
planning and to carry to fruition our new national development
programme for Canada. For years we raised that in the House of Commons,
and those in authority ridiculed it. Day before yesterday, Mr. Pearson
came out in favour of a national development policy. Why didn't they do
it when they were in power?
HOUSTON - Regulatory delays have worsened the odds
that the C$16.2 billion ($13 billion) Mackenzie gas pipeline in Canada's far
north will ever be built despite a promise of help from Ottawa, TransCanada
Corp's (TRP.TO) chief executive said on Wednesday.
A Canadian iron mine company seeks to build a 143-kilometre private railway on Baffin Island
Oliver Moore, Globe & Mail, September 4, 2008
It will be
the world's most northerly railway, a private line snaking across the
permafrost and rock of Baffin Island at a projected cost of $10-million
The ambitious project is part of
a plan to tap iron-ore deposits 900 kilometres northwest of Iqaluit.
The plan is subject to regulatory approval and securing financing, but
preliminary drilling is already under way, say officials of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.,which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Canada's Arctic sovereignty is not under increased threat despite
recent forthright statements from the United States and the European
Union spelling out their interests in the region, says Foreign Affairs
Minister Lawrence Cannon. ...
gas, gold, uranium. Immense wealth is there for the taking — if we
could get it out of there. Global warming can make that happen Ed Struzik, Toronto Star, November 24, 2007
CAPE CHURCHILL, Man.–Two polar bears cautiously approach each other on the fresh sea ice off the coast of Hudson Bay.
before the bears meet, they stand and dance around one another. Then
they lock up like a pair of Sumo wrestlers, stand back, then start
swatting each other. Vicious as it looks, all these young males are
doing is playing.
With me watching the scene is John Gunter,
marketing director of Frontiers North, the tundra buggy/adventure tour
company that brought me out here with Robert Buchanan, the head of
Polar Bear International, a non-profit conservation group. In the long,
economically troubled history of Churchill, polar bears, Polar Bear
International and adventure tour companies like Frontiers North have
been the only steady sources of income for this closely knit community
of 1,000 Inuit, Cree, Metis and non-native residents.
Stephen Harper has committed $1 billion to
the Pacific Gateway Initiative, a series of infrastructure investments stretching
across the four western provinces. Seizing on Canada’s geographic location, the
plan aims to develop the most efficient and secure transportation corridors between
North America and Asia. Now, it is time for the next step. It is time for an
Arctic Gateway Initiative.