Canada to claim North Pole: Report
OTTAWA (AFP) - Canada's Prime Minister has ordered the inclusion of the North Pole in the country's Arctic claim after it was excluded from a proposed United Nations (UN) submission, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Canada will still meet a December 6 deadline for filing an application to the UN to extend its northern sea boundary, according to the daily Globe and Mail.
But it now also plans to follow up with a broader claim that includes the geographic North Pole once additional surveying, analysis and paperwork is completed, it said.
The Prime Minister's office declined to comment on the report, telling AFP only that "Canada is in the process of securing its sovereignty over the north."