Back in '05 when he was campaigning for the PM job, Stephen Harper promised that he would get serious about Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic. To that end he promised that no less than three ice-breaking ships would be built to fly the flag in Arctic waters even when those waters are frozen over.
Harper has been PM for eight years now, and those icebreakers are still a design study on a napkin somewhere...
But here's the good news; the Arctic has been warming up so fast that we don't need those ships anyway!
Just goes to show that sometimes good things can happen when you do nothing long enough!