â€œThe Conservatives failed to act in good faith and inform the public of the consequences of this takeover. Weâ€™re talking about a company that plays a key
role in a critical sector of our economy,â€� said Natural Resources critic Peter Julian.
Announced in July, this $15.1 billion transaction raises many questions, including whether or not CNOOC will protect jobs and keep the head office in Canada. It is also unclear how Canadaâ€™s environmental standards will be enforced with regards to the sustainable development of its resources.
â€œBy studying this transaction behind closed doors and not specifying what criteria they used to determine what represents a net benefit for the country, the Conservatives have given us no choice. When in doubt, itâ€™s best to back off,â€� said Industry critic HÃ©lÃ¨ne LeBlanc.
"Foreign investments are crucial for reinforcing our economy, but we must ensure that these investments are not made at the cost of quality jobs and the sustainable
development of our resources,â€� concluded Julian.
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