December 12, 2012

Nexen Controversy Well-Played by Harper

Ian MacDonald, Ottawa Citizen

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Harper's logic was impeccable. Why would Ottawa have sold off Petro-Canada, its own SOE in the oilpatch, only to allow the Chinese to take it over through CNOOC, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation?

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


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