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What Harper government and Investment Canada should be looking at in China’s $15.1-billion Nexen deal

The real issues in the Nexen decision are not about China. They have to do with the net benefit that Canadians get from their resources, including Canadian ownership and control of a significant segment of our oil sands, capturing much more of the value in Canada from these resources and doing a much better job of finding truly clean methods of oil sands development.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta.: The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, oil sands output will increase 44 per cent to about 2.5 million barrels a day by 2015, and further increases after that.

 

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What Harper government and Investment Canada should be looking at in China’s $15.1-billion Nexen deal

The real issues in the Nexen decision are not about China. They have to do with the net benefit that Canadians get from their resources, including Canadian ownership and control of a significant segment of our oil sands, capturing much more of the value in Canada from these resources and doing a much better job of finding truly clean methods of oil sands development.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta.: The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, oil sands output will increase 44 per cent to about 2.5 million barrels a day by 2015, and further increases after that.

 

  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
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.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

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

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