Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes Whitehorse his first northern stop

APTN National News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicked off his annual tour of the north in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The visit comes as a leaked report from Ottawa says the federal government’s much touted campaign for northern development has stalled. That could be one reason why the usual speeches about sovereignty seem to be shelved for this trip.

And as Shirley McLean reports, the focus now appears to be on getting the north’s rich natural resources out of the ground.

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