Paradis explains the approval of the CNOOC-Nexen takeover


This week on The House, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Friday that two foreign takeovers received the green light. Industry Minister Christian Paradis joins us to explain how the government came to the decision to approve the takeover of Nexen by the Chinese state-owned company CNOOC, and the bid by Malaysian state-owned company Petronas for Progress Energy. Then, the NDP's Energy and Natural Resources critic Peter Julian is here with his party's position.

Reports of an upcoming audit into the projected cost of the F-35 fighter jets suggest the final pricetag might be as high as $40 billion. Opposition parties say that shows the government has been misleading Canadians all along. Joining us to discuss the report and rumours the federal government might drop the F-35 altogether is the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of National Defence, Chris Alexander.

While the government has given the green light to two foreign takeovers, the Canada - EU trade deal still hangs in the balance. With negotiations still underway, will a deal come before the end of the year, and what could it mean for you? International Trade Minister Ed Fast is here and so is the critic for the NDP, Don Davies.

Canada's first man in space is now vying for the leadership of the Liberal Party. Quebec MP Marc Garneau is here to share his vision for the party and to tell us what distingushes him from Liberal contender Justin Trudeau.

Finally, Kady O'Malley tells us what the Speaker of the House can do when tempers flare on the floor of the House of Commons.


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