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Larry Maguire will be heading to Stockholm in March to attend a conference about the well-being of the Arctic.
The Brandon-Souris Conservative MP was chosen to represent Canada at a standing committee of parliamentarians who will meet March 2-3. Delegates from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the U.S. and the European parliament are also expected to attend.
“I look forward to working with the other members of the standing committee to promote co-operation and interaction among the stakeholders in the Arctic,” Maguire said in a statement. “Canada’s Arctic is one of our nation’s most important treasures, and we must work with our international partners to protect and develop our North.
“As a region with a high cost of living, increasing tourism and natural resource development, the Arctic must be a key strategic priority for our country moving forward. We must defend the sovereignty of our Arctic and ensure that our engagement on the world stage promotes the well-being of Canadians.”
A recent conference in Whitehorse recommended co-operation between coast guards in Arctic countries, the creation of infrastructure to support food security and promotion of mobility for students and scientists in Arctic countries.
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