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How Harper's Nexen Deal Deceived Canadians

Maude Barlow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

On December 7, Prime Minister Stephen Harper approved the first two complete takeovers of Canadian-owned energy firms by foreign state-owned companies in our country's history. The Prime Minister used sleight of hand to trick Canadians into thinking these were "exceptional" cases, to be repeated only cautiously in the future. He appeared to close the door to ownership of the tar sands by companies controlled by foreign governments. But he didn't close it at all. He left it wide open and signaled to China, Malaysia and other countries that Canada's strategic energy resources were entirely for sale, not just to the highest bidder but to any bidder at all.

Alberta Reacts To Controversial Nexen-CNOOC Deal

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement of approving the foreign takeovers of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. and Progress Energy Resources Corp. receiv...

Ottawa Reacts To Foreign Takeover Approvals

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Politics

When the prime minster called a hasty press lock-up on a Friday evening, Ottawa knew something big was brewing. Stephen Harper has announced the go...