The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation has a mission to protect Canada’s water and empower Canada’s North.
Based in Toronto, the foundation is a private, philanthropic body that undertakes research, leadership development, and public dialogue on freshwater protection and issues affecting the Arctic.
The foundation recently sponsored a series of articles in Canada’s History magazine that dealt with vital issues in environmental history.
The articles, authored by top experts in their fields, are now available online. They include:
Arctic Ambitions: Canada and other nations needed a mechanism to discuss the future of the North. They found it in the Arctic Council. By John English
A River Runs Through Us: The Columbia River Treaty is a model of international co-operation but it could soon expire. By Richard Kyle Paisley
Sentinels of Sovereignty: How the Canadian Rangers came to be the shadow army of the North. By P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Respecting Boundaries: For more than a century, the International Joint Commission has been quietly resolving disputes between Canada and the United States. By Nandor F. Dreisziger
See also a photo gallery about the Canadian Rangers.