China's Bid for Nexen: Should Canada be willing to sell? - Panel
We started this segment with a clip of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will soon have a difficult decision to make. On one hand, there is China's offer to buy a struggling Canadian oil company and inject some much needed investment into the resource sector. On the other, is the fact that the play is backed by an autocratic regime with a shaky commitment to the rules of global trade and investment.
The Chinese National Offshore Oil Company's has made a 15 billion dollar bid for Nexen, the Calgary-based energy company with a sizable stake in the oil sands.
With their thoughts on this and what's at stake for the economy, we were joined by three people.
Peter Goldring is the MP for Edmonton East. He sat with the Conservative caucus until last year and he was in Ottawa.
Wenran Jiang is an Advisor to the Alberta Government on Asian energy markets. He was in Edmonton.
And Diane Francis is a columnist and Editor-at-Large for the National Post. She was in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Hassan Santur and Gord Westmacott.
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