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December 24, 2013

5 myths about the North Pole

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Canada's and Russia's efforts to determine the outer boundaries of the continental shelf are among many transformations occurring at the North Pole. While there are some promising signs of international cooperation, problems with fishing and increased submarine activities could soon emerge. The leaders of the Arctic states must ensure that the negative does not override the positive. We owe Santa no less.

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Rob Huebert is a political science professor at the University of Calgary.

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