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Grit Senators question offshore oil and gas exploration in Arctic

As Gulf of Mexico oil spills, federal legislators wonder if it's wise for the Canadian government to keep reviewing bids for offshore oil exploration licences in parts of frozen Arctic.

As hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil continue to gush from the blown out BP well in the Gulf of Mexico since April, some Canadian Senators on Parliament Hill are asking whether it's wise for the government to keep reviewing bids for offshore oil exploration licences in parts of the Canadian Arctic where ice makes it more difficult to respond to spills.

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Grit Senators question offshore oil and gas exploration in Arctic

As Gulf of Mexico oil spills, federal legislators wonder if it's wise for the Canadian government to keep reviewing bids for offshore oil exploration licences in parts of frozen Arctic.

As hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil continue to gush from the blown out BP well in the Gulf of Mexico since April, some Canadian Senators on Parliament Hill are asking whether it's wise for the government to keep reviewing bids for offshore oil exploration licences in parts of the Canadian Arctic where ice makes it more difficult to respond to spills.

  

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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