A Climate for Change: Alternatives for the Central and Eastern Arctic


184 pages
ISBN 0-88757-044-5




Reviewed by J.V. Rahilly

J.V. Rahilly was an engineering librarian in Ontario.


This is the final report of the Eastern Arctic Study at Queen’s University. It was concerned with alternative approaches to Inuit land claims, constitutional development, local government reform, and industrial development. The case studies and the overviews were released between 1980 and 1983, as was an annotated bibliography of resource materials and research materials. This report proposes twelve general options for the future, based on the case studies, ranging from continuation of the existing set-up through to a centralization of power by the federal government and a land claims settlement involving Inuit control over industrial development. Each option is assessed, but none is really recommended. Appendices summarize the six case studies.


Graham, Katherine A., and others, “A Climate for Change: Alternatives for the Central and Eastern Arctic,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 23, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/37781.