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Marg Wood
Peace
04:13 PM on 12/08/2012
A huge econemy? Huge econmeys usuall want power and control over other countries. Just like the USA!
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robertm64092855
life is fun.
03:19 PM on 12/08/2012
When 70% of the people tell you its a bad idea, then you should listen.
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EQ8Rhomes
05:54 PM on 12/08/2012
Yes, it works on the same principle as democracy , even on a forum like this. It is representative.
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bumbaclaude
03:10 PM on 12/08/2012
Down with Petrocan, viva PetroChina!
janet2derek
no facebook ever bye all
02:56 PM on 12/08/2012
how much money has or will make it into an account somewhere with harpos name on it.
marbou
Liars always count on your gullibility.
02:51 PM on 12/08/2012
REFORM/CONSERVATIVE MAXIMUM REALTY
STEPHEN HARPER, BROKER
FOR SALE : A COUNTRY CALLED CANADA AND ALL ITS NATURAL RESOURCES
FROM NOW ON, COMMY OR SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS NEED NOT INQUIRE
ONLY PRIVATE INVESTORS (AND THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE GENEROUSLY TO REFORM/CONSERVATIVE PARTY) SHOULD APPLY
02:49 PM on 12/08/2012
if there is ever a time in our history ..now is the time i miss a leader like PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU
04:11 PM on 12/08/2012
Trudeau's work to establish a relationship with China before the US did led to the very deal that was made. History is a funny thing.
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EQ8Rhomes
05:58 PM on 12/08/2012
But, Trudeau built a house, not let in abusive tenants!
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AcunningDisguise
magnus gigas caput
04:54 PM on 12/08/2012
Shame his son thinks this is a good deal eh?
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EQ8Rhomes
05:58 PM on 12/08/2012
Yeah!
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02:25 PM on 12/08/2012
Somewhere lost in all this is the fact that we are talking about the increase and dependance on a very dirty oil product that negates any advances we hoped for in Doha.

Perhaps this menial little argument of ownership is the decoy Harper nefariously is looking for to further tar sands development, while the planet continues to heat up.
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William Muller
02:19 PM on 12/08/2012
Harper's motto:

Governments have no business running oil companies so selling PetroCanada was a good thing.
Now let's sell Nexen to a human rights abusing totalitarian government instead.

Harper really should have his bipolar disorder treated immediately.
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Marg Wood
Peace
04:59 PM on 12/08/2012
We the Canadian people owned Petro Canada! Maybe I'm wrong, but I didn't want it sold.
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Benoit Brousseau
Progressives built the Western world.
09:58 PM on 12/08/2012
Can someone explain this to me? An oil company owned by the Canadian government is socialism, but selling one to a communist government is good business... I just don't get it...
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greysells2
grey cells matter
02:16 PM on 12/08/2012
You can drive a truck through "extraordinary circumstances".
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turkeylurky
Just keeping it real.
03:34 PM on 12/08/2012
But not an oil tanker..
02:11 PM on 12/08/2012
I'm sure these deals had to be approved because the 'kickback' had already been spent!
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Vega509
go to the epochtimes
05:05 PM on 12/08/2012
Thus the "I've got mine" grin on his Christmas card.
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Add In Canadia
Egotism is a weakness
02:04 PM on 12/08/2012
Trying to dig for context in the posts here is like squeezing water out of a rock. The only take away I get is China is the most evil country in the world and Harper is the most evil PM in Canadian history.

Ultimately the consequence for not playing ball with the world is that all our social services would probably collapse, and we would be facing austerity measures along with most of the western world. Something akin to the saying of chopping off our nose to spite your face.

It's not like the oil in Canada would be doing anything at all in the hands of the government right now. There's a lot of political pressure to keep the oils in the oilsands, and it's incredibly toxic political capital (a good reason why it's pushed into foreign hands). The pipes going East, West, and South are all being pressured to not even be built at all; and questionable if they'll ever be completed.

There's a lot of chatter how Canada's oil should be for Canadians in one breath, and in the second breath of how none of it should even leave Canada in the first place. This is the definition of not having a cake or even eating it. It's burying it in the soil and hoping that everything will work itself out, that the social programs many of us are accustomed to will somehow survive such an economic hit.
02:32 PM on 12/08/2012
or maybe we should of kept PETRO CANADA for canadians .. and benefit directly from our riches...DDDUUUUUUHHHHH
04:57 PM on 12/08/2012
Have you been paying any attention at to what has been happening to the US economy?
Our biggest trading partner cannot be relied on to buy our exports.
Access to China is critical perhaps those in power are acutely aware of this fact.
Here is a hint no jobs in Alberta no welfare in the east. No 18 billion for programs in Quebec.
The world has changed adapt or die, I for one do not want to leave my country to provide for myself and family, though I have the skills to work just about any place.
While patriotism is nice it is fast becoming a luxury.
Go ahead and vote NDP or Liberal next federal election. Both parties will find that they can do little about global economic forces.
Do you have money invested in mutual funds or a pension? You have paid or have into CPP where do think it's invested?
Time to use so of the grey matter you possess and drop the hate.
Vote Liberal or NDP next election and see what happens.
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Vega509
go to the epochtimes
05:07 PM on 12/08/2012
It tough to extort graft when there is nothing to sell. In CON tradition, create a crisis where there is none, then collect handsomely while selling out Canadians for pennies on the dollar.
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AcunningDisguise
magnus gigas caput
04:57 PM on 12/08/2012
Pipe it east and sell finished product.

As has been suggested multiple times Canadian resources Canadian jobs.

The dependence on oil is the real problem here.
06:18 PM on 12/08/2012
A refinery costs in the neighborhood of north of $10 billion with an environmental assessment of 10 to 15 years. Not to mention the environmental protests and the not in my backyard crowd. What company is going to invest $10 billion dollars with no return for 20 years. Have you ever wondered why a refinery has not been built in Canada for over 20 years?
01:40 PM on 12/08/2012
Overall, a pragmatic decision, considering that CNOOC overpaid handsomely for resources that are 70% located elsewhere in the world, and the money received by Nexen shareholders will likely will be spent in the Canadian oil patch. BC also gets an $11 billion dollar NGL liquids plant with the Petronas deal.

Next !!!
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AcunningDisguise
magnus gigas caput
04:58 PM on 12/08/2012
What we get is environmental decline and uncertainty about our future.
05:38 PM on 12/08/2012
What we get is a vibrant economy and healthy world trade. !!
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Benoit Brousseau
Progressives built the Western world.
10:02 PM on 12/08/2012
Sad to say but no point telling cons that something is bad for the environment, they just don't care...
01:37 PM on 12/08/2012
The Nexen deal was never about China and all about shareholder profits. Harper caved to the harperite money tank then the teenyboppers at the pmo spun the, "never again", tale.
Industry experts approve?? No xxit!
06:21 PM on 12/08/2012
You mean the Ontario Teachers Union pension fund the principle owner of Nexen.
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MyTake
Release the Hydrogen Economy now!
01:35 PM on 12/08/2012
The year is 2005.

CNOOC, using Goldman Sachs as advisers, drop a $18 billion over-bid on the UNOCAL take-over in the U.S. -- Bush turns a blind eye.

The Democrats organized a public backlash which then saw Chevron-Texaco raise its previous $15 billion take-over bid to $17 billion.

UNOCAL then accepted the $1 billion less offer of the Chevron-Texaco bid which sent a clear message to Communist China of "Not In Our Back Yard".

So, Goldman Sacks points CNOOC north to a more "docile" Canadian population and awaited a Conservative majority government.

Goldman paved the way with feelers and insider information through their former executive, Canada Bank Governor; Mark Carney (no wonder he jumped ship so fast).

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to suspect that the "elites" within the Alberta and Federal Conservative party, knowing the "over-bid" from CNOOK was arriving to profit from this insider information.

Harper "guaranteed complete" secrecy to the deal, performed "obligatory delay" to the holiday season and the late Friday announcement and prepare for any mild media/opposition/public backlash.

It took 8 years for the Canadian population to "wipe" the "envelope stuffing" Mulroney Conservatives right off the map.

Come the next Federal election, and after the dirty laundry is exposed on the "insiders" of this deal and the history of past CNOOC corruption, the Canadian population will once again wipe Harper and the Conservative party right off the map
02:18 PM on 12/08/2012
absolutely BANG ON .. A FACT ..THIS WILL AND HAS HAPPENED