Greenland referendum votes for self-rule

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martin dufresne
Greenland referendum votes for self-rule

Here is a hot news item that is bound to be carefully ignored by most Canadian news media... Too close for comfort, eh!

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Well, I guess Greenland the Inuit's spoke loud and clear, good for them!

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With its 2.1-million square kilometre surface, 80 per cent of which is
covered by ice, Greenland is the world's largest island and contains 10
per cent of the world's fresh water reserves.

It counts 57,000 inhabitants, 50,000 of whom are native Inuits.

In
2007, the territory received subsidies of 3.2 billion kroner ($829.8
million) from Denmark, or about 30 per cent of its gross domestic
product.

But they still do not get control over their foreign policy.

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Greenland will also with its new
status be consulted on foreign and defence policy, which are now
decided by Copenhagen, but Nuuk would not have the final say and little
is expected to change in that area.

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"watching the tide roll away"

Caissa

CBC radio news covered it at both 6 and 7 a.m. this morning out hear in the Maritimes. Hardly sweeping it under the carpet.