Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, was quoted in a Canadian Press story on an upcoming conference on Arctic co-operation with Russia.
Byers suggested that Canada should address the issues with countries that do not recognize its control over the Northwest Passage.
“NATO tensions with Russia provide a new reason to resolve the legal dispute between Canada and the United States,” wrote Byers. “With the sea ice melting, foreign ships coming, and Russia up to mischief, it is time to resolve the NWP dispute.”
Byers also spoke to CBC about Canada’s Arctic Council.