December 9, 2012

Stephen Harper's Chinese Education

Tim Harper, Toronto Star

AP Photo

Stephen Harper could drag it out and huff and puff and wag his finger and say this time, but never again, but he really had no choice but to approve the Chinese takeover of Nexen.

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TAGGED: CNOOC, Nexen, China, Canada, Stephen Harper


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