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Rio Tinto Alcan
MONTREAL - Rio Tinto is shedding between 110 and 170 jobs in Montreal as the mining company prepares to move early next year into its new Canadian headquarters, with the Alcan name missing from the bu...
"This case really does represent a situation where you have a regulator that has gotten too close to a powerful and well-resourced private interest that it is supposed to be independently regulating," said Chris Tollefson, lawyer for the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre.
Put another way, allowing a large head office to be acquired allows foreigners to acquire pieces of the country's upside, its living standards, reputation, opportunity, tax base, intellectual property, and networks. This is like selling the family jewels.