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.
Grain handler Viterra Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Swiss company Glencore International in a $6.1-billion deal that will see much of the business remain in Canadian hands.Chris Mahoney, director...
In its campaign against the Canadian Wheat Board's single desk system, the Conservative government has invoked the language of "choice," framing its intentions in terms of expanding farmers' options for marketing their produce. State intervention that forcibly undermines the CWB will accomplish exactly the opposite.