Donald Mearns, his wife Meeka, and dog Akuliq overlooking Pangnirtung Fjord. Photo: Donald Mearns Global warming has been a top issue for much of Canada's federal election campaign, which ends Tuesday when Canadians will pick a party to form a new government. First affected by changes in the environment are Canadians who live on the northern fringes of the country. Scientists say temperatures are rising much faster in the Arctic than elsewhere. To gauge how the debate on the environment is playing in Canada's Great North, Grist spoke by telephone with Donald Mearns in Pangnirtung, on Baffin Island, in the …
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Doug Struck was Toronto bureau chief for The Washington Post from 2004 to 2007. He is currently a freelance journalist based in Boston.