The tightly scripted media rollout would see Geiger give interview
after interview about the find, talking freely about the moment of
discovery, and about the prime minister’s deep passion for the north. It
would culminate months later with Geiger and Harper being awarded
medals in separate ceremonies to mark their important roles in finding
HMS Erebus, the ship that Sir John himself had sailed on.
those who actually found the wreck, along with others who spent years
on the search, seethed in anger as they watched what they saw as a
historic moment being misrepresented to the public.
[Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating dark blue and light blue. Foreground — a picture of Stephen Harper. Top text: “Must protect arctic sovereignty!” Bottom text: “Actic ecosystem? Not so much”]