This item has to do with the northern administration division and as such I presume it covers expenditures in the Arctic islands of the northland. I should like to draw the attention of the minister to the current issue of Time magazine, that of May 10. On page 68, in the section dealing with science, there is an article with the heading "Under-ice Mountains" reporting discoveries made by Russian scientists. The article reads in part as follows:
Much of the rest of the Arctic sea's bottom is mountainous too. The Russians said that earth folds run across it from eastern Siberia to Elies-mere island, north of Canada. They did not say how they got this information; presumably they did it by echo-sounding through the Arctic ice or through holes cut in it.
The point I wish to make is that the article says that Ellesmere island is north of Canada. It is my understanding that Ellesmere island is a part of Canada.