Calls for Canada government to revise Arctic shipping plans and heed the concerns of Inuit people

An environmental group has called on Canada’s federal government to reconsider plans for Arctic shipping corridors to include the views of Inuit people, according to CBC.

Oceans North Canada, which focuses on preserving the country’s Arctic waters, issued its report on Tuesday calling for the establishment of an Arctic corridor commission to include northern native peoples.

Under Oceans North Canada’s proposal such a commission would be co-chaired by the Canadian Coast Guard and by Inuit people.

The development of low-impact shipping lanes for the Arctic was a point of agreement between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama at their meeting last month.

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