Canada claims North Pole has almost everybody chatting in hot contention this week, as rumors say that Canada is aiming to take control of the North Pole, wanting the many rich resources its land offers. In a recent attempt to stake their claim in the Arctic, the Canadian government is currently working on drafting a submission to the U.N. to make the frozen tundra their own, added the country’s foreign affair minister, ABC Local shares this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
As Canada claims North Pole rises on people’s talking lists, the government is apparently devising an upcoming submission to present to the United Nations, asking that the outer limits of Canada’s massive shelf now include the North Pole. At this time, the pole remains one of the few places left on earth that has not been officially claimed by anyone.
Just last week, Canada spread its wings in a formal application to increase its overall seabed claims, gathering more territory in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as introductory claims in the upper Arctic. However, they now are working on a more in-depth proposal to quite literally stake their claim in the North pole, too.
Although bolstering the country’s overall Arctic rights has been a vocal issue surrounding Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, yet the Canada claims North Pole appeal might not be an easy task. However, the resources available are something Canadians want to take advantage of while they still can.
"We are determined to ensure that all Canadians benefit from the tremendous resources that are to be found in Canada's far north," added a source on the movement for control.
Though it may seem cold and desolate, the Arctic is highly coveted for its space and natural offerings. With both Russia and the U.S. looking to areas near the North Pole for more resources and shipping sites themselves, it seems this contentious claim will be one that Canada needs to complete quickly to avoid further competition