Northerners deserve a real discussion and real policy
By John Bennett
The Prime Minister is on his annual whirlwind tour of the Arctic. These trips show the flag, demonstrate his commitment to developing the North and usually evoke comments about long overdue promises for ice breaking patrol boats and the ancient rifles wielded by the Arctic Rangers.
There will be plenty of photo-ops and few real questions asked. It unfortunate, because there are so many important things Canadians would like to know about the future of the North.