Vladimir Putin

Berton, Pierre

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Personal reminiscences. The role of the north, and the northern wilderness in the lives of Canadians, and in their sense of identity. Many literary and historical allusions. The future of the North. The Canadian Arctic Resources Committee. The governance of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The environment and the use of the resources of the North. Rights of the Northerners. Native rights. The fragility of the northern environment, with examples. History of and problems with the James Bay project. A reiteration of the importance and significance of the North to Canada.