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The Arctic should not be forgotten in Budget 2023: Stephen Van Dine for Inside Policy – MLI

February 10, 2023

The Canadian Arctic holds the potential to inspire the nation once more and bring prosperity its residents, communities and all Canadians.

Budget 2023 is around the corner and there is no shortage of issues requiring attention and resources. Cost of living, the state of health care as well as the growing demands on an over-stretched and under-equipped military are all vying for pride of place in Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s third budget. With the bulk of voters living in densely populated regions of the country, it is unlikely the Canadian Arctic with its 150,000 residents will receive much budget attention. But that would be short-sighted.

Why? Because the North’s vast mineral potential, not to mention natural gas and hydro, can help transform Canada’s economy to net zero faster and create meaningful jobs and wealth across the country with every dollar spent.

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