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Vice-Chair of SCPAR attended Arctic Council meeting in Yellowknife

Mr. Dennis Bevington attended the Senior Arctic Officials meeting in Yellowknife 26-27 March. For the first time a representative of the Arctic parliamentary cooperation  was not allowed to address the meeting.

The newly elected Vice-Chair of SCPAR, Mr. Dennis Bevington, attended the meeting between the Senior Arctic Officials in Yellowknife, the Northwest Territories 26-27 March. As an observer to the Arctic Council the Arctic parliamentary cooperation has regularly updated the Arctic Council of its activities. For the first time in the history the Arctic Council, the Canadian Chairmanship did not accommodate a request from the elected representatives of the people in the Arctic to take the floor during an SAO meeting.

The Standing Committee leadership is discussing how to follow-up on this matter.

Sunday 06 Apr 2014