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Clean Energy in Northern Quebec

August 23,2013

Despite constant assertions otherwise, since his election in 2006 PM Harper has proactively worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable environment. This morning, PM Harper travelled to Northern Quebec to visit the Raglan Mine. There, he announced our government’s support for the clean energy wind project. This study will be used […]

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August 22,2013


PM Harper arrived in Rankin Inlet yesterday, where he spoke at a local community feast and met with locals.

Today, he announced significant new support for geo-mapping in Canada’s North, which will promote resource exploration in the region. The support is being provided through Phase II of the Government’s Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, which was first launched in 2008.

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Gjoa Haven & the Franklin Expedition

August 22,2013

While in Gjoa Haven yesterday, the PM attended a community event with Minister Aglukkaq where they were treated to square dance performances and throat singers…

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Promise made, promise kept: the Canadian Rangers hit their goal of 5,000

August 21,2013

This year’s operation NANOOK 13 marked a special milestone for our government: the expansion of the Canadian Rangers.

In 2007, PM Harper committed to expanding the Canadian Rangers from 4,000 Rangers in 165 patrols to 5,000. As of August 2013, there are more than 5,000 Rangers in 178 patrols – a 25 percent increase since 2007. In addition to the 5,000 rangers, there are also close to 4,200 Junior Canadian Rangers in 135 patrols across Canada. Much like their senior counterparts, the Junior Rangers Program helps to achieve nation-building goals and improves the quality of life of young people…

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Canadian Ranger Patrol

August 20,2013

Yesterday PM Harper and Laureen landed in Gjoa Haven, where they kicked off the camping portion of their northern tour with an Arctic military exercise. Before spending the night on a sovereignty patrol, the PM, his wife and members of his caucus set off by boat on a patrol exercise with the Rangers…

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Hay River

August 20,2013

PM Harper arrived in Hay River last night, and today announced financial support for the Northwest Territories Mine Training Society through the Employment and Social Development Canada’s Skills and Partnership Fund.

Our Government is committed to working with territorial governments and the mining industry to ensure that Northerners have the skills and experience necessary to meet the labour needs in this sector…

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