Will this move secure Canada's sovereignty over the Northwest Passage?


CBC News
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It will become mandatory for all large ships sailing into the Northwest Passage and Canada's other Arctic waterways to report to the Canadian Coast Guard, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Wednesday.
Currently, large vessels — including cruise, mining and supply ships — voluntarily register with the Canadian Coast Guard's vessel traffic system in the Arctic, which helps keep track of the ships in case the coast guard has to respond to emergencies.
About 99 per cent of vessels that travel in Arctic waters enroll in the system known as NORDREG. But coast guard officials in the North told CBC News earlier this month that there is no way to be sure that everyone is registering.
A Senate report released in June called for a mandatory ship registration system in Arctic waters, a system that already exists on Canada's Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
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Will this move secure Canada's sovereignty over the Northwest Passage?


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darkbeaver
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No it won't, it's just more senceless static from the clowns in Otowaway. Sovereignty can only be secured with aircraft carriers and patrol aircraft and submarines. We'll have to find friends who have them.
 
Lineman
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And if they don't register we'll write a very stern letter to their government, That'll show 'em.
 
hermanntrude
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Quote: Originally Posted by LinemanView Post

And if they don't register we'll write a very stern letter to their government, That'll show 'em.

after due process of course... we'd have to set up a few comittees to word it correctly, check that the sending of the letter is sensible diplomacy and ensure that all the quangoes get paid
 
Unforgiven
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Yeah but after the committee work is done, boy those guys are gonna be sorry they even thought about puddling about our backyard once they read that letter, yessiree.

Set frowns to polite stun gang, and be ready!
 
Nuggler
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What!! Some dirty bird disputin our NWPassage thingy again??

We gotta tell Mr. Harpo that that's the MOST IMPORTANT thing on the collective* Canadian mind, these days. (*collective sounds a bit commie, Nugg, watch that) No one gives a shat about job loss, health care, et al............By Jeez, you ferrin ships better register er else, eh!!

Another solid Con plank in the upcoming fall erection.

Yepper, that ther letter'll impress the hell outa them ferriners.
 
hermanntrude
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post



....disPUTIN...

pun intended?
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

pun intended?


Who me? Never!!

 

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