Another massive Chinese-owned resource project is before Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.
Some time in the new year, four federal ministers are to decide how to conduct an environmental review for the Izok Corridor proposal. It could bring many billions of dollars into the Arctic but would also see development of open-pit mines, roads, ports and other facilities in the centre of calving grounds for the fragile Bathurst caribou herd.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectedly identified Ryan Barry as chairman of the review board, when he is executive director.