The head of Canada's national Inuit organization has slammed the design of a map — released with fanfare this week by three federal ministers as part of a report showcasing the Conservative government's Arctic strategy — that "leaves out" the Inuit communities of northern Quebec and Labrador.
The map is a centrepiece of the slickly produced, 44-page document titled "Canada's Northern Strategy: Our North, Our Heritage, Our Future" that graphically illustrates the large number and widespread distribution of populated places throughout Canada's Arctic frontier, one of the strongest expressions of the country's sovereignty in the North.
But while dozens of communities are identified in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the map does not pinpoint any of the 20 Inuit towns and villages in northern Quebec and Labrador.
Source : Canwest News Service.
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