Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Canada claims North Pole: Country aims to control North Pole, wants resources

See also

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



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!