Jameson Berkow, Financial Post
National Post (all but Toronto); Financial Post, Page FP1
CALGARY - Canada's official opposition has conducted its own "net benefit" test of China's $15.1-billion attempt to buy a Canadian oil sands producer and issued the deal a failing grade.
The federal New Democratic Party Thursday urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prevent Calgary-based Nexen Inc. from being sold to CNOOC Ltd., a state-controlled enterprise backed by China's Communist government. While unsurprising given the party's recent statements on the proposed deal, the move, experts say, was designed to provide the NDP with political capital.