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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.

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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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Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Hill media, staffers send off PMO's Jason MacDonald at the Métropolitain Brasserie's bar Feb. 20, 2015

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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and PMO chief of staff Ray Novak.
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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