The secrecy surrounding the approval of Nexen’s takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is of growing concern for Canadians. While the Conservative government has refused to provide clear information about the potential benefits of this foreign takeover, it has been revealed that Conservative insiders acted as lobbyists for the transaction.
The consequences of the Conservative cuts to Canadian science and research are outlined in a report released today by the NDP. The study focuses on the elimination of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Major Resources Support (MRS) Program.
OTTAWA – NDP Transport and Infrastructure Critic Olivia Chow lamented today that, although the Conservative government is deriving substantive gains from the exploitation of natural resources, remote communities are left without their fair share in the face of mounting infrastructure problems.
NDP Industry critic, Hélène LeBlanc (LaSalle‒Émard), and Natural Resources and Energy critic, Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster), are concerned about the Conservatives’ refusal to have a parliamentary committee study the offer made by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation to purchase the Nexen Oil Company.
TORONTO – A rising unemployment rate and job losses across the country are the latest evidence our economy is shakier than Conservatives claim, according to New Democrat Finance critic Peggy Nash.
OTTAWA – An Environment Canada report released today confirms that the Conservatives are failing to take action to meet even their own goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The report notes that the federal government played almost no role in bringing the country closer to the 2020 goals.
OTTAWA – An open letter from more than 80 members of the legal profession specializing in immigration that condemns Jason Kenney’s attempt to muzzle criticism is proof that the Minister has his priorities wrong, according to the NDP.
OTTAWA – Today’s federal court ruling is an indictment of the Conservatives’ mishandling of the humanitarian crisis in Attawapiskat – and vindication for the community, according to the NDP.