Nexen Takeover

Not Every Tory Was On Board

CBC | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Politics

Three Conservative MPs wrote to the prime minister and the industry minister to raise concerns about the contentious takeover of Calgary-based oil and...

Harper's Make-and-Break Attitude on Foreign Investment

Gavin Magrath | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Gavin Magrath

The way Harper made his decision on the new foreign ownership rules is dangerous and undemocratic. Canada has legislation, the Investment Canada Act, that sets out the process and requirements for foreign purchases. Strange that the deal that prompted him to develop the policy will be immune from the policy. Can he choose to ignore his own rules the next time?

'He's Intent On Having His Cake, And Eating It Too'

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The spectre of the National Energy Program has struck again.During the five months the Harper government spent agonizing over the CNOOC takeo...

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...

Foreign State-Owned Companies Will Keep Coming: Experts

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Foreign capital will continue to flow into Canada's resource sector, despite Prime Minister Stephen Harper's vow to raise the bar on the lev...

China-Nexen Deal: National Buoy or Ball and Chain?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Business
Rachel Décoste

By December 10, The federal government is expected to make a decision on whether to approve or reject the takeover of Nexen by a Chinese state-run company. Any rearward decision-making process hinging on knee-jerk intercultural reactions, quick paydays or short-sighted goals is detrimental to our country as a whole.

Have Evidence Of Chinese Firms Spying? 'If Not... Shut Up'

CBC | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Business

Beijing's representative in Ottawa says Chinese firms are not involved in foreign espionage and he challenges anyone who says otherwise to produce evi...

Not Buying Harper Government's Tactics On Nexen Deal

CP | Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The New Democrats are criticizing the Harper government for extending a review of the controversial takeover bid of oil producer Nexen. Th...

Ottawa Gives Itself More Time To Review Nexen Takeover

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government bought itself some more time to deal with a political hot potato, extending a review of the controversial $15.1-billion...

Take This As A Wake-Up Call: NDP

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A U.S. congressional panel's scathing criticism of China technology firms should give the Harper government cause to reject the proposed Chin...

CSIS Warns Of Chinese Cyber-Spies: Report

CBC | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Business

Canada's intelligence service is warning Canadian businesses about the growing threat of Chinese cyber-spies. Sources have told CBC News ...

Why Canada's Spy Agency Is Wary Of The Nexen Deal

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The same day shareholders of a Calgary-based energy company agreed to a takeover bid by a state firm from China, Canada's spy agency is warni...

Can Canada Become China's New Australia?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

The variations between Canadian and Australian politics and policies are as interesting as the fundamental similarities between them. Both are highly globalized, mixing multiculturalism with modified versions of the Westminster parliamentary system. Although in the past this nationalism has been directed toward the United States, it is now the question of Chinese access that has become the lightening rod of controversy.

Canada Awaits Chinese Nexen Takeover Proposal

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's industry minister says there is no deadline for his decision to approve or reject a Chinese state-owned company's multibillion-doll...

Harper Plays Coy On Chinese Takeover Of Nexen

CP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Business

OSHAWA, Ont. -- Stephen Harper is warning Canadians not to jump to conclusions about whether the federal government supports a $15-billion Chinese bid...

Will Ottawa Allow The Nexen Deal?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - First China, then British Columbia.Two major developments on Monday are putting the centrepiece of Stephen Harper's much-vaunted economic str...