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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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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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