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Re-thinking state-owned corporations

Published on December 16, 2012 by in Home

  If China Can Have State-Owned Energy Firms, Why Can’t We?   by Bill Tieleman Straight Goods News “To be blunt, Canadians have not spent years reducing the ownership of sectors of the economy by our own governments, only to see them bought and controlled by foreign governments instead.” - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, December 7, 2012

 
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Japanese oilsands project approved after 34-year wait

Published on December 15, 2012 by in Home

  Jacos given green light for 20,000-bpd, $1.4-billion SAGD facility   BY DAN HEALING CALGARY HERALD     CALGARY — A Japanese company that has been active in the oilsands since 1978, the year that the video game Space Invaders was invented in Japan, has approved construction of its first commercial project. Calgary-headquartered Japan Canada

 
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Nexen Cave-in: Chairman Harper’s Economic Desperation

Published on December 9, 2012 by in Home

  Selling bitumen fast, while it’s still hot, is the prime minister’s myopic motivation.   By Andrew Nikiforuk TheTyee.ca   “I don’t think Canadians want us to sell out important Canadian values — our belief in democracy, freedom, human rights. They don’t want us to sell that out to the almighty dollar.” — Stephen Harper talking

 
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Why I think we are absolute idiots if we approve CNOOC take-over of Nexen

Published on September 23, 2012 by in Home

  Elizabeth May Green Party of Canada   It is hard to know how else to put it. I don’t want to get anyone freaked out or overly alarmed, but are we paying any attention? Attention should be paid to the fact that the Prime Minister has signed a deal with President Hu of China

 
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New Democrats ask for public review of Nexen takeover

Published on July 30, 2012 by in Home

NDP Press Release   NDP asks for hearings on China National Offshore Oil Corp purchase   OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs Peter Julian and Hélène LeBlanc have written to the Chairs of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and the Standing Committee on Industry asking them to convene hearings into the purchase of Canadian company

 
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