Michael Byers, Globe and Mail, 20 August 2014
OVER THE DENMARK STRAIT -
From 34,000 feet, I scan an iceberg-strewn ocean for two red and white specks of Canada, sailing up the east coast of Greenland.
My vantage point is an Air Canada Boeing 777 travelling from London to Vancouver. While commercial airliners regularly fly this route, the presence of Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers in the area below is highly unusual.
Earlier this month, the Canadian government announced that the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent and CCGS Terry Fox were heading north to conduct scientific surveys in support of a claim to the North Pole.