Frank Tester

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Frank Tester was born in Hamilton in 1949. Tester spent time in Resolute Bay, Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord and Iqaluit in 1975. He then returned to the University of Calgary, and in 1977 he was asked to work on the Polar Gas Pipeline to transfer natural gas from the high Arctic to northern Quebec and northern Ontario. In the 1980s Frank became interested in the Arctic relocations. Along with Peter Kulchyski, he wrote a social history of the Inuit. His testimony includes information on Inuit housing, especially from 1959 to 1965, unfair rental policies, and the impact of the DEW Line on northern communities.