A report has concluded that everything is in motion for a territorial between Russia and Canada, since it was recently revealed that Harper government ordered to rewrite of Canada’s international claim for Arctic seabed rights to include the North Pole, i.e. a region already marked as territory by Moscow.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reported to have asked government bureaucrats to draft a more expansive international claim for ocean-floor riches in the Arctic, in response to a proposed submission showed to him that failed to include the geographic North Pole. This implies that Canada and Russia will both have overlapping claims, which is a situation that will mostly likely require negotiations between Ottawa and Moscow. Additionally, the Canadian government expects Denmark to claim the Pole. According to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, “a country can secure control of the ocean floor beyond the internationally recognized 200 nautical mile limit if it can demonstrate the seabed is an extension of its continental shelf.”