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Nunavut

Population: 35,591 as of July, 2013

Language: Inuktitut

Capital: Iqaluit

Key Cities: Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet

Government: Canadian territory, with no parties and individuals are elected to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly.

Current Premier: Peter Taptuna has held the position since 2013.

Economy: $502.3 million spent in 2011 on mineral exploration in Nunavut, which nearly doubled from the $256 million reported in 2010, and exceeded the previous high of $432 million in 2008. Most of that increase was spent on exploration and deposit appraisal for gold and iron. 2012 Predictions: $568.6 million to be spent on mineral exploration and development in Nunavut with $44.2 million on uranium exploration activities.1

Uranium Policies: In 2007 The Government of Nunavut and the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI); an organization which ensures that promises made under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) are fulfilled, adopted their respective Uranium Policies.2 Following Fukushima, public forums were held and after a year of review, the Government of Nunavut tabled a revised uranium policy which in general remained the same; strongly in support of uranium projects.3 NTI announced at its General Meeting in November 2011 that they had no plans to change their policy regarding uranium mining.4

Jurisdiction: Substantial drilling programs were completed in 2011 at the Angilak Property, Aberdeen, Turqavik and Kiggavik, with programs also completed on the North Thelon project and at Amer Lake. Kiggavik, owned by AREVA, is the most advanced uranium project in the territory currently in the Environmental Assessment process. 5 Nunavut is a mining and exploration friendly jurisdiction.

Saskatchewan

Population: 1,114,170 as of October, 2013

Language: English

Capital: Regina

Key Cities: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw 

Government: Canadian province, multi-party system with members elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

Current Premier: Brad Wall has held the position since 2007.

Economy: Saskatchewan is a pro-uranium jurisdiction and is home to the largest high grade uranium reserves in the world. All uranium production in Canada comes from Saskatchewan.  Since 1980 more than $6.7 billion has been spent on uranium mining projects in Saskatchewan. In 2012, $117.7 million was spent on uranium exploration.  This is an increase over the 2011 exploration expenditures of $101.2 million.6

Jurisdiction: Saskatchewan is the second largest producer of uranium in the world, accounting for 15% of world primary production. The McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan is the largest uranium producing mine in the world.7

1 http://www.nunavutminingsymposium.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2-Senkow-AANDC1.ppt
2 http://www.uranium.gov.nu.ca/
  http://www.tunngavik.com/blog/2007/09/18/nti-board-of-directors-approves-uranium-policy/
3 http://www.gov.nu.ca/news/2012/june/jun6.pdf
4 http://makitanunavut.wordpress.com/nunavut-tunngavik-incorporateds-uranium-policy/
5 http://www.nunavutminingsymposium.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2-Senkow-AANDC1.ppt
6 Saskatchewan Mining Association
7 World Nuclear Association