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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.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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