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IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline will be decided by independent panel, not politics, says PM

Published: August 7, 2012

By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press / Times Colonist (duplicates in The Leader-Post (Regina); The Starphoenix (Saskatoon); The Province, AB; Waterloo Region Record; Guelph Mercury, AB; The Chronicle Herald; Red Deer Advocate; The Lethbridge Herald; The Daily News (Nanaimo); Prince George Citizen; VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Stephen Harper was unabashed Tuesday about his  support for […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Science, not economics, will determine fate of pipeline, Harper says

Published: August 7, 2012

By Jason Fekete, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun (duplicate Ottawa Citizen) OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says science — not politics — will  ultimately determine whether the Northern Gateway pipeline proceeds, and he is  refusing to get into an argument with British Columbia about how to share “hypothetical revenues” from the project. Harper also maintains […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

Published: August 4, 2012

Les Whittington, Toronto Star    The Harper government moved Friday to streamline the review and decision-making process for the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline, which has emerged as one of the most contentious mega-projects of modern times.    To prevent any more delays in the National Energy Board-directed study of the feasibility of the $6-billion plan to […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. regulator raps Enbridge on safety

Published: August 3, 2012

Published | Publié: 2012-08-03 Received | Reçu: 2012-08-03 2:44 AM GLOBE AND MAIL (METRO) REPORT ON BUSINESS, Page: B1 U.S. regulator raps Enbridge on safety In a second rebuke, watchdog tells company it must hire third party to oversee plan before it can restart troubled pipeline CARRIE TAIT    Enbridge Inc.’s regulatory woes are deepening in […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading

Published: August 1, 2012

Yemeni envoy, a former Nexen employee and oil minister, sees positives in CNOOC bid NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading. Sneh Duggal Of all of Ottawa’s foreign diplomats, Yemen’s man in Ottawa might have the most intimate grasp of the impending acquisition of Canadian oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. by state-owned […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS

Published: July 31, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ JULY 31, 2012 With SEC filing insider trading complaint, Conservatives must allow public review of deal OTTAWA – New Democrats are renewing their push for greater public scrutiny of the proposed buyout of Nexen by the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) after serious allegations of insider trading were raised […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NEW RESTRICTIONS LEAVE MORE UNEMPLOYED OUT IN THE COLD

Published: May 24, 2012

Despite a difficult job market, fewer Canadians than ever will qualify for EI: NDP OTTAWA – Today’s announcement to further restrict EI qualifications is just another example of bad news for Canadians hidden within the Conservatives’ Trojan Horse budget bill, according to the NDP. “The Minister has failed the most basic test of accountability when […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP LAUNCHES RAINBOW DAY ON THE HILL

Published: April 19, 2012

First shadow program between LGBT students and MPs OTTAWA – Today, the New Democrat Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Caucus announced the launch of Rainbow Day a LGBT shadow program which will take place this May 1st. “It is time that LGBT youth see firsthand what a positive impact that they can have,” said NDP […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ GUTTING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WILL HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: LESLIE

Published: April 17, 2012

HALIFAX – Today, New Democrats blasted the Conservatives’ plan to gut environmental protection. This plan jeopardizes not only the environment, but also the health and prosperity of Canadians. “These new measures will severely gut the environmental protection process in Canada,” said NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie. “After slashing funding to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, […]

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