14. If the government’s claim before the international body that oversees sea law is accepted, what globetrotting philanthropist will become a Canadian?
Answer to Canada Quiz #14
Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a country can secure control of ocean floor beyond the internationally recognized 200-nautical-mile limit if it can demonstrate the seabed is an extension of its continental shelf. Foreign Minister John Baird has announced that Canada will present scientific evidence that the underwater Lomonosov Ridge situated at the North Pole is linked to Canada’s continental shelf.
Canada joins Russia, Denmark, Norway and the U.S. in laying claim to the North Pole. If Canada’s claim is accepted, then the legendary North Pole world traveler and gift-giver, Santa Claus, would become a Canadian.
Canada Post has already assigned a postal code to the North Pole. It is H0H 0H0.
- Canada’s claim to Arctic riches includes the North Pole, CBC
- Canada issues Santa Claus a passport, Canadian Heritage
- How do I send a letter to Santa Claus?, Canada Post