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No Foreign Investments Can Tarnish Our Ethical Oil

(9) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 8:28 AM

In the same week that China's National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) applied for federal approval for its takeover of Canadian oil company, Nexen, Kuwait's state-owned company was reported to have signed a deal with Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp. That's two countries, known for poor ethics, buying...

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Just Because They're Communists Doesn't Mean We Can't Do Business With Them

(40) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 12:26 PM

Canadians woke up last week to the news that China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) had entered a definitive agreement to buy Canada-based Nexen Inc. for $15.1 billion. No longer content with minority stakes in Canadian oil companies and -- hungry for resources -- China, through CNOOC, is...

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If Justin Trudeau Likes The Oil Sands, Why Can't You?

(54) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 12:16 PM

Though certain anti-oil lobby groups make it seem like there are profound divisions in this country over the oil sands, the truth is that, historically, the responsible development of Canada's oil sands have been championed by both liberal and conservative governments. In fact, it's the Liberals, under Jean Chrétien, who...

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