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October 28th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Pipeline leaks and spills have tripled under this Conservative government

41st Parliament, 2nd Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le manque de sécurité ferroviaire au Canada, sous le régime conservateur, soulève beaucoup d'inquiétudes chez les Canadiens et les Canadiennes. Maintenant, c'est le réseau des oléoducs qui soulève ces mêmes inquiétudes. On voit que la mauvaise gestion des conservateurs fait des ravages. Depuis 2006, le nombre de fuites de pétrole dans ces réseaux a triplé.

October 11th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories prepare $24M oilsands ad blitz

Two-year campaign would target key groups in U.S., Europe, Asia

Alex Boutilier, For Postmedia News, Ottawa Citizen (Early) Business & Techonology, Page F1/Front

September 24th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil by rail an alternative if pipeline nixed

DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU, The London Free Press (Final), News, Page B2; The Edmonton Sun; The Calgary Sun.

August 28th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal funding cut as cost of shipping oil skyrockets

Janet Bagnall, The Gazette, Montreal.

This story was published July 8, 2013.

MONTREAL - At a time when train shipments of crude oil are expected to skyrocket in Canada, the federal government is cutting funding for Transport Canada, the country's transportation regulator, by almost 30 per cent, down to $1.5 billion, according to government spending estimates for 2012-13 and 2013-14.

August 27th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Sell 'em while they're hot

JESSICA HUME, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU, The Edmonton Sun (Final) News, Page 45.

OTTAWA - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the economic opportunities the country has now won't last forever and action needs to be taken immediately to get Canada's oil, natural gas, minerals and metals to market.

August 26th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Soutien politique pour des projets énergétiques

Jessica Hume, Agence QMI, Le Journal de Montréal.

OTTAWA - Le ministre fédéral des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, souhaite préparer l'avenir du Canada en tirant un maximum de profit de ses nombreuses ressources énergétiques et en pénétrant des marchés en expansion, comme les marchés de l'Asie-Pacifique.

August 24th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP critic attacks minister's defence of pipeline review

Peter Julian, The Vancouver Sun (Final, Weekend Review, Page C3.

Re: Minister defends limits at energy board hearing, Letters, Aug. 19 The characterization of the review process for pipelines in Canada by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver skates over the facts.

August 23rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Retire old tankers, Senate urges

Call to tighten safety standards in wake of Lac-Megantic crash could mean cutting back on oil shipments

August 16th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Don't strand our oil resources: Minister

BRYN WEESE, Parliamentary Bureau, The Toronto Sun (Final), News, Page 32.

Duplicates: THE SAULT STAR (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A7; THE NORTH BAY NUGGET (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A5; THE BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A5; THE SUDBURY STAR (FINAL), NEWS, Page: A6; THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 9; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 8; THE LONDON FREE PRESS (FINAL), NEWS, Page: B3; THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 22; THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL), NEWS, Page: 26

August 12th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada underselling' renewable energy sector, say policy experts

Critics call for tougher oil and gas regulations and an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

August 12th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Renewable energy sector holds significant potential for Canada to reduce our carbon emissions

The global renewable energy market is already a trillion dollar industry, and it is projected to grow by another trillion dollars in the next decade. Millions of green jobs will be added around the world and Canada is simply not at the table.

August 10th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Environmental, First Nations groups question pipeline plan

SHAWN MCCARTHY, Globe & Mail (Metro), National News, Page A4.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ringing enthusiasm for the Energy East pipeline is raising concerns about the integrity of the review process that his government must conduct to ensure the project does not pose an undue environmental or safety risk. In Saint John on Thursday, Mr. Harper joined Premier David Alward and Arthur Irving at the Irving refinery for a photo op and apparent endorsement of the $12-billion proposal, in which TransCanada plans to ship crude from Alberta to Quebec and New Brunswick for use in eastern refineries and for export. If the project wins approval, TransCanada will convert existing natural-gas pipeline capacity to oil from Alberta through Ontario, and build a new line in Quebec and New Brunswick.

August 9th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Nouvelle offensive d'Ottawa contre la directive européenne sur le carburant

Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le gouvernement Harper tente de se procurer de nouvelles munitions contre la directive européenne sur les carburants _ défavorable aux sables bitumineux _ en s'en prenant à la crédibilité de l'étude qui la sous-tend. Mais cette remise en question de la validité scientifique de la recherche européenne en fait sourciller quelques-uns.

August 9th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa blasts EU oil sands stance

Oliver seeking independent analysis

Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press, Reuters

National Post (National) Financial Post, Page FP1/Front; Calgary Herald (Early), A4.

The science behind a European fuel-quality directive that slams Canada's oilsands is being targeted by the Harper government, which is fighting to get Europe to back down.

August 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Canadians still waiting on oilsands emissions targets

Les Whittington, Toronto Star, News, Page A4.

OTTAWA-Canada's ability to control pollution from the oilsands will sway U.S. President Barack Obama's high-stakes decision on building the Keystone XL pipeline. But Ottawa's new regulations - due July 1-have been delayed again and federal officials won't say when they're expected.

August 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline is safe, secure, PM says

Harper emphasized the proposed Energy East project would be subject to independent analysis

SHAWN MCCARTHY, Globe & Mail, National News, Page A3.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sought to reassure Quebeckers that TransCanada's plan to pipe more than a million barrels a day of Western Canadian oil into their province would not put people there in harm's way. During a news conference in Quebec City on Friday, Mr. Harper was asked whether the Calgary-based company would have trouble winning support for its Energy East project, given the heightened concerns about the transportation of crude oil in Quebec - a clear reference to the Lac-Megantic train derailment in which crude-carrying tank cars exploded, killing 47 people and levelling much of the town's core.

August 3rd, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Oléoduc Énergie Est - Harper promet un examen indépendant

Isabelle Porter, Le Devoir, Actualités, Page A1.

Québec -- Pour convaincre les Québécois de laisser passer le pipeline Énergie Est, de TransCanada, le premier ministre Stephen Harper assure qu'avant d'être lancé, le projet sera évalué de façon indépendante. Or, pour l'opposition, l'exercice n'aura d'indépendant que le nom.

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper backs $12B pipeline proposal

Les Whittington, Toronto Star, News, A14.

OTTAWA-Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he favours projects like the newly-proposed $12-billion west-to-east oil pipeline, which he said would open a valuable means to get Canadian petroleum to market.

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Stephen Harper endorses Energy East pipeline proposal

TransCanada going ahead with west-east oil pipeline

John Spears, Toronto Star News; Hamilton Spectator, Business, Page A12.

TransCanada Corp. will go ahead with a $12-billion project to carry western Canadian oil to Canada's east coast, and beyond, the company says.

August 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Politicians hail new markets, revenues for province, Canada

Support strong for project but divisions remain

James Wood And Reid Southwick, Calgary Herald, News, Page A3.

It's being hailed as a "historic" project that will link the country together, but a planned $12-billion oilsands pipeline set off immediate divisions as opponents vowed to stop the energy development.

August 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline plan sparks Harper's ambition

Energy East's $12-billion proposal could boost support for Tories in six provinces

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press The Vancouver Sun; The Chronicle Herald, Business, Page B4; The Lethbridge Herald, National General News, Page: A1.

July 29th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Millions continue to be spent by federal government on promotion of natural resource development' in Canada

The federal government will spend $16.5-million this year on advertising for Canada's natural resource sector both internationally and at home, leaving opposition MPs and labour groups wondering how, and why, the millions will be spent.

July 29th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Taking a balanced approach to resource development

Taking a balanced approach to resource development

Our oil sands are a natural resource blessing, but we have an obligation to value our environmental and economic assets like true owners.

July 15th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal government could enhance our energy security, promote innovation in our energy sector

Ensuring that Canada's energy policies promote the development of clean, sustainable energy is one of the defining challenges of our times. It is an urgent priority for the economy and the environment.

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil transport debate flares

Tragedy could be used by pipeline proponents who feel trains are not as safe, experts say

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Le transport de pétrole par train a augmenté de 28 000 pour cent en cinq ans

La Presse Canadienne. La Tribune; Le Quotidien Actualités, Page: 7; Le Soleil, Actualités, Page: 3

July 8th, 2013

Oil shipments by rail up dramatically

The Canadian Press, Hamilton Spectator (First) A6; Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 5.

A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec (see story, page 8).

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Transport canada funding cuts coincide with record shipping

Janet Bagnall, Montreal Gazette (Early) Special Section, Page A9

MONTREAL - At a time when train shipments of crude oil are expected to skyrocket in Canada, the federal government is cutting funding for Transport Canada, the country's transportation regulator, by almost 30 per cent, down to $1.5 billion, according to government spending estimates for 2012-13 and 2013-14.

July 8th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Disaster opens debate over railway regulations, amount of oil being shipped

Monique Muise, Murray Brewster And Benjamin Shingler, Postmedia News with files from the Canadian Press

July 7th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil shipments by rail increased 28,000 per cent since 2009

Murray Brewster and Benjamin Shingler, Montreal Gazette

A whopping 28,000 per cent increase in the amount of oil shipped by rail over the past five years is coming under the microscope following the deadly rail blast in Quebec.

June 26th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Condamnée pour fraude, Suncor continue de toucher des subventions

Condamnée pour fraude, Suncor continue de toucher des subventions

Martin Croteau - Ottawa, La Presse

En novembre, le ministère des Travaux publics a discrètement adopté de nouvelles «mesures d'intégrité» excluant des appels d'offres fédéraux les entreprises reconnues coupables de collusion, mais qui collaborent avec la justice. Cette politique a fait en sorte que deux géants de l'industrie pétrolière canadienne, Suncor et Ultramar, sont désormais barrés des marchés publics fédéraux à moins que des «circonstances exceptionnelles» justifient une exception.

June 4th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government deprived Coast Guard's program response capability to oil spills for over three years

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, for three years the Conservatives have known about inadequate equipment for oil spills and have done nothing.

April 29th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When is Minister Oliver going to listen to the experts fighting the threat of climate change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, one thing about the Minister of Natural Resources, he sure is consistent. He will always say things that are embarrassing to Canadians. After making up bogus science claiming that a two degree rise in global temperatures somehow is not a real problem, he has now attacked a respected former NASA scientist. Now, this is a real rocket scientist, which the minister clearly is not.

April 25th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will the Minister of Natural Resources support NDP motion to combat climate change now?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les journaux du monde entier, du New York Times au Guardian font référence au ministre des Ressources naturelles comme étant le ministre du pétrole. C'est normal car il nie le danger des changements climatiques. Tout ce qui lui importe, c'est de vendre le pétrole à n'importe quel prix. Il est même prêt à vendre le contrôle de nos ressources naturelles au gouvernement chinois.

April 20th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Guelph's innovative green energy plan draws national attention

rogrant@guelpmercury.com ILLUS: NDP MPs (from left) Jamie Nicholls, Peter Julian, Laurin Liu and Claude Gravelle toured Guelph Hydro on Friday as part of an NDP committee's research into sustainable energy.

April 19th, 2013

NEWS ~ NEW DEMOCRATS SUPPORT GUELPH’S GREEN ENERGY PLAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE~ April 19, 2013

GUELPH – Touring Guelph today, NDP members of a parliamentary committee praised the city’s plan to move forward with a sustainable energy plan—calling it a model for cities across Canada.

April 18th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ NDP Opposition Day Motion ~ on the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA)

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Opposition Day Motion

That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the People's Republic of China, that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.

April 17th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Will Minister Oliver retract his comments denying climate change?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is obvious the minister is mired and he expects Canadians to figure it out on their own, when he could not understand the forms even with an entire department helping him. On top of that, the minister has not retracted his comments denying climate change. He said:

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ New screening of pipeline comments won't let public 'game the system,' say feds

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA _ Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is defending a new 10-page application form that the public must fill out before being allowed to comment on proposed pipeline projects.

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ - le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

Consultation publiques de l'ONÉ

le ministre Joe Oliver défend la réforme

La Presse Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, défend un nouveau formulaire de 10 pages que doivent remplir un citoyen avant d'obtenir la permission de commenter les divers projets d'oléoducs.

April 17th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver defends controversial climate-change remarks

Jason Fekete, Postmedia News; With Files From Mike De Souza The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) Final, New, Page B6.

April 17th, 2013

À LA UNE ~ Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Oliver se défend de minimiser les risques

Martin Croteau, La Presse, Environnement, Page A17

Le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Joe Oliver, s'est défendu de vouloir minimiser la menace climatique, hier, et a affirmé qu'il s'agit d'un problème "urgent".

April 16th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

Oliver's musings on climate science lead to testy exchange

James Munson, iPolitics

A flurry of recent studies pounced on by climate change deniers as evidence the science behind global warming is bunk are giving a lingering headache to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver since he mentioned them during an interview with French media last week.

April 15th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ QUESTION PERIOD ~ Calling on Minister Oliver to apologize for denying climate change and its impacts

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Question Period

Context : Question M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le ministre des Ressources naturelles doute encore des conséquences des changements climatiques. Il pense que les gens ne sont pas inquiets de voir la Terre se réchauffer de 2 degrés. Au contraire, les gens sont bien inquiets de voir les glaciers fondre et les ours polaires disparaître, en plus de voir les océans se vider de leurs ressources. En niant l'existence des changements climatiques, les conservateurs nous ont encore embarrassés sur la scène internationale. Le ministre va-t-il enfin reconnaître que les changements climatiques sont réels et prouvés par la science, oui ou non?

March 22nd, 2013

Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day - Déclaration du porte-parole de l’Opposition officielle en matière de ressources naturelles, Peter Julian, sur la Journée mondiale de l’eau

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ March 22, 2013

Statement from the Official Opposition Natural Resources critic Peter Julian on World Water Day

March 22nd, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Urging the Harper government to start protecting the environment

41st Parliament ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les Canadiens ne sont pas du tout d'accord avec la réponse du gouvernement.

March 21st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government photo-op runs aground – La conférence de presse des Conservateurs « s’échoue »

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, si on est le meilleur, on ne démissionne pas. Si on n'est pas bon, on démissionne.

March 18th, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ March 18, 2013

CONSERVATIVES LACK CREDIBILITY ON TANKER SAFETY PLAN

VANCOUVER – Conservatives have shown that they cannot be trusted to protect our coast, said the NDP.

March 18th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ Rethinking natural resources, building Canadian prosperity for the long term

A sustainable strategy that positions Canada as a leader in both renewable and non-renewable energy sources must work hand in hand with the provinces and territories, a challenge that this Prime Minister has yet to take up.

March 7th, 2013

IN THE MEDIA ~ Natural resources minister 'aligned priorities' with pipeline lobby

OTTAWA , The Canadian Press - The federal natural resources minister and the industry lobby group that represents oil and gas pipelines are ''aligned on priorities, particularly on the need to expand markets,'' according to an internal government memo.

March 3rd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Conservatives praise new Keystone assessment

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau, Correspondent, Sun Media

Duplicates: THE WINNIPEG SUN (FINAL), 14, THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL), 20, THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL), 20; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL), 8, THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL), 26.

March 1st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ U.S. State Department report downplays Keystone pipeline's impact on oilsands development

William Marsden, Postmedia News, Washington Bureau with Files From Mike De Souza, Postmedia News.

Duplicates: VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), C1 / FRONT, 2013/03/02; THE LEADER-POST (REGINA) (FINAL), B1 / FRONT, 2013/03/02; OTTAWA CITIZEN (FINAL), A3, 2013/03/02; CANADA.COM BLOGS, 2013/03/01; Montreal Gazette (final) News, Page A7.

February 26th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Calling on the Conservatives to support real sustainable development

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, nous sommes au XXIe siècle et les entreprises ont des obligations réglementaires et aussi des responsabilités sociales. Ces responsabilités s'appliquent également aux projets d'oléoduc de Northern Gateway et de Keystone. Mais plutôt que d'établir des règles claires et précises, les conservateurs ont choisi l'inaction et l'improvisation.

February 25th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds using smoke and mirrors' to report GHG reductions, say opposition MPs

The government says it's halfway' to meeting its Copenhagen Accord GHG reductions targets, but NDP MP Megan Leslie says the Conservatives are using creative accounting.'

February 7th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - Government's failure to act puts our environment, health & economy at risk

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the environment commissioner was clear. The failure of the government to act puts not just our environment and our health but, also, our economy at risk.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservative government still gambling when it comes to oil and nuclear spill liability

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, alors les conservateurs trouvent ça correct que les compagnies injectent n'importe quel produit chimique dans le sol. Les Canadiens ne méritent pas ça.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Tories short-sighted on green energy

Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, (Final) Canada & World, Page B2

When Peter Julian visited his in-laws in Shandong province in 2011, he was struck by skies which, depending on weather, either were grey, or grey and wet.

February 6th, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil-spill plan can't cope with supertankers

Federal report confirms government is only prepared to handle smaller spills

Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, Page A1, Front (Final)

The Harper government's disaster planning has not kept pace with proposals to greatly expand oilsands exports from B.C. ports using supertankers, Canada's environment commissioner said Tuesday.

February 5th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ re. 2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs mettent les Canadiens à risque. Le plafond de la responsabilité absolue des exploitants des centrales nucléaires n'a pas été mis à jour depuis 35 ans. Cela veut dire que si un accident se produit, les contribuables canadiens devront se débrouiller tout seuls. La catastrophe de Fukushima a coûté près de 200 milliards de dollars.

January 31st, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservatives ignoring concerns from across BC about the Northern Gateway pipeline

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is not just the coast guard. Conservatives have also wilfully ignored concerns from across British Columbia about the Northern Gateway pipeline.

January 30th, 2013

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ on CNOOC's takeover of Nexen

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, that is not balanced at all. CNOOC has no obligation to protect Canadian jobs, and even the Prime Minister admitted, this type of deal is bad for Canada. Canadians deserve better than this.

January 22nd, 2013

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY - ÉNERGIES PROPRES : LES CONSERVATEURS ACCUMULENT LES ÉCHECS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 22, 2013

CONSERVATIVES STILL FAILING ON CLEAN ENERGY

OTTAWA – A new Pembina Institute report suggests the Conservative government’s failure to provide leadership is undermining Canada’s competitiveness on the world market, hindering the development of Canada’s clean energy sector.

January 21st, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

Ottawa covers expenses for top CEOs travelling with Harper on China tour

January 2nd, 2013

IN THE NEWS ~ Maze of Canadian regulators spawns confusion about takeovers

Too many takeover cooks

Gordon Isfeld, National Post (National) Financial Post, Page: FP1 / FRONT

OTTAWA - If we have learned anything about the process that ultimately led to CNOOC Ltd.'s successful takeover bid for Nexen Inc., it is how much we did not know.

December 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The top seven Parliamentarians of 2012

The hotshots on Parliament Hill

Chantal Hébert, The Journal-Pioneer (Summerside) Opinion, Page A6; THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, A11

The Green party gave the NDP and the Liberals a neck cramp this fall. But it was not because Elizabeth May forced her opposition rivals to spend a byelection campaign looking over their shoulders in Victoria and Calgary Centre that she was selected by her peers as the 2012 Maclean's/L'Actualite Parliamentarian of the Year.

December 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

Published | Publié: 2012-12-17Received | Reçu: 2012-12-17 5:30 PM Catherine Solyom MONTREALGAZETTE.COMONLINE

Conflicts surrounding Canadian mines 'a serious problem'

Canadians abroad have long benefited from what psychologists call "the halo effect": Because of its reputation as a peace-loving, human-rights respecting, tree-hugging land, Canada can do no wrong.

December 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper's stern warning to foreign state-owned firms masks deeper ambiguity in new rules: experts

Harper's stern warning to foreign state-owned firms masks deeper ambiguity in new rules: experts

James Munson, iPolitics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper lays out the federal government's response to takeover bids for Alberta oil firms by foreign state-owned enterprises, Friday. iPolitics/ Matthew Usherwood

December 11th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why is the government trying to cover up the real impact of the CNOOC takeover approval and of the Canada-China FIPA?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there are still no answers. The Prime Minister's improvised press conference last Friday demonstrated how the Conservatives are mismanaging foreign investment.

December 10th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ PM refuses to acknowledge that FIPA will dramatically change the significance of the Nexen takeover

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are asking these questions because they know, after these last few months of sheer incompetence, Conservatives cannot be trusted to manage foreign investment. The Conservatives just want to sell out Canada.

December 10th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP: NET BENEFIT TEST NEEDS IMMEDIATE CLARIFICATION / LE CRITÈRE DE L’AVANTAGE NET DOIT ÊTRE IMMÉDIATEMENT CLARIFIÉ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 10, 2012

OTTAWA – In the wake of the Conservatives’ approving a transaction of limited benefit to Canadians, New Democrats are calling on the House of Commons to direct the Conservatives to honour their two-year-old promise and update the Investment Canada Act.

December 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The Way forward: Building Canada’s Green Economy

news@hilltimes.com The Hill Times -Policy Briefing Edition

Time for partisan politics long gone, time now for leadership and action on green economy

December 10th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen Deal Approved

Published | Publié: 2012-12-07Received | Reçu: 2012-12-10 5:10 AM

CTV - CTV NEWS

Nexen Deal Approved

LISA LAFLAMME: Good evening. It's a rare Friday after five that the Prime Minister of Canada calls a news conference. But today's Chinese takeover of one of Canada's biggest oil companies was unprecedented. The purchase of Calgary-based Nexen by China's state-run CNOOC was one of two multibillion dollar Asian takeovers in the Alberta oil sands. Stephen Harper gave the okay then immediately put the brakes on future foreign takeovers, saying Canada is open for business but it's not for sale. CTV's Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife has the details.

December 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds hope approval of Nexen deal will open door to more Canadian investment in China

Mines top of mind

Feds hope approval of Nexen deal will open door to more Canadian investment in China

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Ottawa approves Nexen and Progress takeover deals

Gordon Isfeld, Financial Post (Business, Energy)

Corcoran: Rocky road lies ahead for foreign investments in Canada

OTTAWA - After months of uncertainty, the Conservative government finally broke its silence Friday - approving two contentious foreign takeovers that are destined to form the basis of Canada's investment strategy for years to come.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

Ottawa approves foreign takeover bids

B.C. minister celebrates Petronas-Progress deal, boost to proposed Prince Rupert LNG project

Jason Fekete, Postmedia News; With Files From Gordon Hamilton And Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun, And Mike De Souza And Jordan Press, Postmedia News

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ CBC RADIO The House ~ Peter Julian on Harper's approval of CNOOC-Nexen deal

Peter Julian on Harper's approval of CNOOC-Nexen deal

EVAN SOLOMON (HOST), CBC Radio - The House

- And then we'll hear from the NDP's critic on the file, Peter Julian, with his reaction. -

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Foreign takeovers get green light

Harper government approves Nexen and Progress deals

Stephanie Levitz and Craig Wong, Canadian Press

Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 14; Times Colonist (Victoria) (Final) Business, Page B1/Front

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa donne le feu vert

Ottawa donne le feu vert

Le gouvernement approuve aussi la vente de Progress Energy Resources

HUGUETTE YOUNG AGENCE QMI

Le Journal de Montréal (Final) Nouvelles, page 13

December 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Le gouvernement Harper approuve deux mégatransactions

Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse, Actualités, Page A26

Après plusieurs semaines de réflexion, le gouvernement Harper a donné le feu vert hier à la vente de deux entreprises pétrolières canadiennes à des sociétés d'État étrangères de l'Asie. Ces transactions pourraient bien être les dernières de ce type, toutefois.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Ottawa to get tough on future deals, PM says

Bruce Campion-Smith Toronto Star, News, Page A6

The federal government has put a regulatory fence around Canada's oilsands, fearing it could see control of the key assets bought up by foreign state-owned companies.

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ OIL SAND DEALS A GO

OIL SAND DEALS A GO

China gets green light to purchase Nexxen for $15B -- but this is the end: PM

December 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

Canada Clears $15 Billion Chinese Takeover of an Energy Company

IAN AUSTEN, The New York Times (Business/Financial, Page 1)

MONTREAL - Canada on Friday allowed a Chinese state-run oil giant to move forward with $15 billion takeover of a domestic energy company, but the government indicated that such deals might not pass muster in the future.

December 7th, 2012

NEWS HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER - NPD DÉNONCE LA DÉCISION IRRESPONSABLE DU GOUVERNEMENT HARPER AU SUJET DE NEXEN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 7, 2012

HARPER GOVERNMENT IRRESPONSIBLE IN APROVING NEXEN TAKEOVER

OTTAWA – New Democrats are profoundly disappointed that the Conservative government has decided to rubber stamp the Nexen takeover deal by CNOOC without consulting Canadians and without saying which criteria was used to make the decision.

December 6th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Will this minister clean up the mess that he has created on CNOOC takeover bid on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, what Canadians should be counting on is being consulted by the government. Canadians deserve better than what they are getting from the government.

December 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ We are seven days away from a final deadline on Nexen - where are those foreign investment guidelines??

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, ce sont 350 000 chômeurs de plus. Les familles canadiennes méritent mieux que ça, c'est sûr.

November 29th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Does the minister know when the guidelines will be delivered by the PM's Chief of Staff on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the truth is the Minister of Industry continues to bungle the CNOOC-Nexen deal.

November 28th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ How can Canadians have confidence in the Minister of Industry when even the PM does not trust him to do his job?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have learned that CNOOC and Nexen have jointly withdrawn and resubmitted their bid for U.S. Nexen assets because of CFIUS and because of a clear review process in the U.S.

November 27th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When will this Conservative government stop selling out and start standing up for Canadian jobs?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pendant des mois, les conservateurs ont planifié la vente aux enchères de Nexen derrière les portes closes.

November 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Is this really what Conservatives came to Ottawa to do, to sell out Canada and sell off Alberta's natural resources?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, il y a deux ans les conservateurs ont promis à la suite des pressions du NPD de nouvelles règles pour les investissements au Canada. En fin de semaine, les Canadiens ont appris que de nouvelles règles allaient finalement voir le jour,mais seulement après que les conservateurs ont approuvé la vente de Nexen àCNOOC. C'est très irresponsable.

November 23rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Canadians want public consultations on CNOOC's takeover bid on Nexen

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, hier soir, le NPD a organisé un forum public sur les médias sociaux afin de consulter la population sur la vente de Nexen et des milliers de Canadiens yont participé. On a appris des choses. Les gens en ont assez des secrets desconservateurs. Ils en ont assez de leur approche irresponsable dans ledéveloppement de nos ressources. Ils en ont assez de les voir approuver uneautre acquisition étrangère sans poser la moindre question.

November 22nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Why are Conservatives ignoring concerns about this sellout of Alberta's natural resources?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr.Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, support among Conservatives is crumbling on Nexen. In today's paper:

November 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ MP David McGuinty resigns critic post for telling Alberta Tories to 'go home'

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Duplicates: THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S), A10; Calgary Herald; THELETHBRIDGE HERALD, B1; THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNAL

November 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Liberal MP David McGuinty apologizes for attack on Alberta MPs, resigns critic's job

McGuinty's shot at Alberta MPs backfires

Quits critic post, apologizes for telling western colleagues to think nationally on energy or go home

November 21st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why should Canadians trust the Conservatives to keep Nexen jobs in Alberta when they have sold us out every other time?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, theConservatives' lack of clarity on Investment Canada has become an embarrassingmess. They are missing their own deadlines, deciding on deals in the middle ofthe night, confusing investors and refusing to consult Canadians. Consideringhow badly they are bungling this, it is no wonder they are hiding behind closeddoors.

November 20th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why do the Conservatives not actually talk to Canadians before they agree to Nexen deal behind closed-doors?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today Canadians found out through anonymous leaks that CNOOC has agreed to meet the federal government's request. What request? This is the first time Canadians have heard of any request coming from the federal government on CNOOC.

November 19th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question to government on Canadians' request for public hearings on CNOOC takeover bid on Nexen

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have more secretive midnight deals from the Conservatives.

November 14th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ The rise and fall of clean energy superpower'

The term has been used less frequently by the Harper government in the last few months.

November 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP dubs Nexen takeover bid key issue in Calgary Centre byelection race

NDP dubs Nexen takeover bid key issue in Calgary Centre byelection race

James Wood. Calgary Herald.

CALGARY - The federal NDP waded into the heart of the oilpatch Thursday,accusing the Conservative government of delaying its decision on the proposed$15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by a state-owned Chinese company to pushit past the upcoming byelection in Calgary Centre.

November 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ No security review for Nexen deal

Duplicates: TIMES COLONIST (VICTORIA) (FINAL), B9 TORONTO STAR (ONT), B8 CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), D4 EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL), E3, TIMES & TRANSCRIPT (MONCTON), C2, WATERLOO REGION RECORD (FIRST), C8, THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, B6 THE WHITEHORSE STAR, 11,

November 8th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le fédéral n'a pas examiné l'aspect sécuritaire de la transaction Nexen-CNOOC

Le fédéral n'a pas examiné l'aspect sécuritaire de la transaction Nexen-CNOOC

LA PRESSE CANADIENNE - LA PRESSE AFFAIRES, Page: LA

Le gouvernement fédéral n'a pas saisi l'occasion qu'il avait de se pencher de façon formelle sur l'impact du projet de transaction impliquant les sociétés Nexen et China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) en ce qui a trait à la sécurité nationale.

November 7th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Conservatives missed deadline for national security evaluation on CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Conservatives seemed to have trouble understanding their new investment agreement with China. Maybe they should actually read it.

November 5th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why are Conservatives not allowing public consultations on Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pour le manque de respect envers la démocratie, les conservateurs ne sont presque jamais tombés aussi bas.

November 4th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa prolonge l'examen de l'entente

La Presse Canadienne; Le Droit, Économie, Page: 29

Le gouvernement fédéral a décidé de prolonger la période d'examen en vuede la vente de l'entreprise canadienne d'hydrocarbures Nexen Inc. à lacompagnie d'État chinoise CNOOC Limited.

November 3rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Government gives itself more time to review controversial Nexen takeover bid

THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA - The Harper government bought itself some more time to deal with a political hot potato, extending a review of the controversial $15.1-billion bid by a Chinese state-owned company to acquire Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc (TSX:NXY).

November 3rd, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Ottawa prolonge l'examen de la vente de Nexen à une

OTTAWA _ Le gouvernement fédéral a décidé de prolonger la périoded'examen en vue de la vente de l'entreprise canadienne d'hydrocarbures NexenInc. (TSX:NXY) à la compagnie d'État chinoise CNOOC Limited.

November 3rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa gives itself more time to review controversial Nexen takeover bid

OTTAWA _Canadian Press

The Harper government bought itself some more time to deal with a political hotpotato, extending a review of the controversial $15.1-billion bid by a Chinesestate-owned company to acquire Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc(TSX:NXY).

November 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Why is this Conservative government so irresponsible?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, la date butoir pour l'approbation de la transaction Nexen est maintenant à seulement neuf jours. Si cet accord est scellé, une société d'État chinoise se verra conférée un droit illimité d'acheter des ressources naturelles canadiennes.

November 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Notice of Motion re. Nexen at the Standing Committee on Natural Resources - Avis de Motion au sujet de Nexen au Comité permanent des ressources naturelles

41st Parliament, 1st Session

November 1, 2012 / 1er novembre 2012

Notice of motion ~ Peter Julian, M.P.

That the Standing Committee on Natural Resources recommend that the government reject the proposed takeover of NEXEN by CNOOC; that the Committee conduct hearings on foreign takeovers of Canadian Oil and Gas companies to assess the impact on Canada’s production, transportation and exportation of Oil and Gas resources, on domestic added value and employment, on national security, and on Canada’s ability to chart a sustainable and independent energy policy; and that the Committee report back to the House.

November 1st, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ will the minister support open and transparent hearings on the Nexen takeover bid?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we found out yesterday that the Minister of Natural Resources admitted that he did not “know very much about energy projects”.

October 31st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Petition targets ‘secretive’ Canada-China trade deal

By Chloé Fedio, Postmedia News

Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, With Files From Michael Den Tandt

October 31st, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Accord commercial avec la Chine - L'opposition réclame plus de transparence

Hélène Buzzetti, Le Devoir, Économie, Page B3

Les trois partis d'opposition à la Chambre des communes ont réclamé mardi du gouvernement conservateur qu'il fasse preuve de plus de transparence avant d'entériner l'Accord sur la promotion et la protection des investissements étrangers (APIE) avec la Chine. Les partis craignent que cette entente ne refroidisse les ardeurs des gouvernements canadiens futurs quand viendra letemps d'adopter des lois plus sévères en matière d'environnement, par exemple.

October 31st, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Une pétition de 60 000 noms est déposéecontre l'APIE Canada-Chine

OTTAWA _ Les opposants à un nouvel accord destiné à mousser les investissements entre le Canada et la Chine se font de plus en plus insistants, à moins de trois jours de sa ratification pratiquement automatique.

October 30th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics charge investment treaty with China will turn Canada into 'resource colony'

Critics charge investment treaty with China will turn Canada into'resource colony'

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - An investment treaty with China that would turn Canada into a"resource colony" is about to be ratified despite almost noparliamentary debate, opposition critics charge.

October 29th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Feds need to show their work' on net benefit test, say experts

Feds need to show their work' on net benefit test, say experts

Experts on foreign investment say a clearer foreign investment review framework needed, but negotiations must stay confidential.

October 26th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Will there be changes to the net benefit test before the Nexen deadline on November 9?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les critiques à l'endroit des conservateurs commencent à fuser de partout.

October 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ when is the government going to stop dropping the ball on Investment Canada?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives should be listening to Calgarians on this issue and they are not. Maybe it is time to have a hard-working NDP MP in Calgary. It sure has helped in Edmonton.

October 25th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen Takeover by CNOOC likely to close this year

The Canadian Press, VANCOUVERSUN.COM

CALGARY - Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY), thetarget of China's largest foreign takeover bid to date, said Thursday itcontinues to expect the $15.1-billion deal to be completed by the end of thisyear.

October 24th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Clarity in the Investment Canada Act to define “net benefit” should have been in place years ago

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am going to try again to clarify the confused, muddled position of the Conservative government on clarity in the Investment Canada Act. One minute, it says that clarity is not needed; the next minute, anonymous sources are saying that Conservatives want to redefine the net benefit test.

October 23rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - will new rules around foreign investment be in place before decision on CNOOC takeover of Nexen?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, after their gross mishandling of the Petronas decision, the Conservatives are now saying that more clarity is needed in the Investment Canada Act. This is just days afterthey stated emphatically that no more clarity was needed at all. This is whyinvestors and so many others are losing confidence in the government. TheConservatives just seem to be confused and improvising. But now that they haveadmitted that the NDP was right all along and clarity is needed, there areserious concerns about CNOOC and the deadline is looming.

October 23rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Progress and Petronas meet federal officials to salvage $6-billion deal

Lauren Krugel, Vancouver Sun.

CALGARY - Progress Energy Resources and the Malaysian state-owned company that wants to buy it were looking to salvage their $6-billion deal on Monday as observers warned Ottawa's stunning last-minute rejection could scare away foreign investment.

October 22nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ When will there be clarity and transparency on the foreign takeover review process?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, an arbitrary decision made behind closed doors at midnight on Friday is no way to run an economy. Canadians deserve better than that. Canadians are asking if they are going to be as arbitrary on the CNOOC proposal to take over Nexen. Canadianswant transparency and accountability on foreign takeover applications. TheConservatives are mismanaging multi-billion dollar issues. They have brokenpromise after promise.

October 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Canada needs an energy strategy for the 21st century

Canada needs an energy strategy for the 21st century

NDP MP Peter Julian

The Hill Times

"[this] boom will inevitably turn into bust, taking with it the impetus to design Canadian resource policy for the long term. The result will be that when the next boom arrives, we will be equally unprepared," The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Resource Economies: Lessons for Canada, Canadian International Council, October 2012

October 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ West to East pipeline no substitute for national energy strategy: critics

West to East pipeline no substitute for national energy strategy: critics

Regional rifts over mega projects likely to continue without clear energy policy.

Chris Plecash, The Hill Times

October 17th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ The Conservative government should try listening to Canadians on Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians have good reasons for doubting the government: because it has failed Canadians every time.

October 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition left out of Northern Gateway briefing

Opposition left out of Northern Gateway briefing

BJ Siekierski, iPolitics

The official opposition isn't happy about being left out of a briefingsession on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

October 15th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will the Harper stop ignoring Canadians' concerns on Nexen takeover bid?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is not just foreign involvement in telecommunications where the government is ignoring the wisdom of Canadians.

October 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Paradis extends review of proposed Chinese takeover of Nexen by 30 days

The Canadian Press

Duplicates: The Lethbridge Herald, Business, Page 1D; TheChronicle Herald, C6; The Whitehorse Star, 9; Times Colonist, Victoria, Final, B6

October 12th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Paradis prolonge de 30 jours l'examen de l'offre d'acquisition de Nexen

Paradis prolonge de 30 jours l'examen de l'offre d'acquisition de Nexen

OTTAWA, Press Canadienne

Le ministre fédéral de l'Industrie, Christian Paradis, a prolongé jeudi de 30jours l'examen de l'offre d'acquisition de la firme canadienne Nexen (TSX:NXY)par China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), en vertu de la Loi surInvestissement Canada.

October 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen deal review extended 30 days

THE DAILY GLEANER (FREDERICTON) BUSINESS, Page: D1

RANDALL PALMER and DAVID LJUNGGREN Reuters

OTTAWA - Canada said it needs more time to complete its review of a $15.1-billion Chinese bid to take over oil and gas explorer Nexen Inc., a deal that has raised fears about opening the Canadian energy sector to the Asian power's state-owned companies.

October 11th, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2012

CONSERVATIVES MUST USE EXTENSION FOR NEXEN TAKEOVER DECISION TO CONSULT CANADIANS

Extension must be more than a public relations exercise and be used to really consult interested parties, urges NDP

October 9th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP says Huawei concerns in U.S. a wake-up call to Canada on Nexen

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Review of Progress Energy Resources' deal with Petronas extended

The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun

CALGARY - Ottawa is extending a review of the proposed takeover ofProgress Energy Resources Corp. by Malaysia's Petronas.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP's rejection of Nexen deal pushes Harper into tight corner

NDP 'fails' Nexen deal

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.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NDP won't back Chinese bid for Nexen, citing lack of openness about the bid

OTTAWA CITIZEN (FINAL), A3; Duplicates: VANCOUVER SUN (FINAL), C3; CANADA.COM BLOGS; CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), A3; TIMES & TRANSCRIPT (MONCTON), C12; EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL), A8; THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL), C6; MONTREAL GAZETTE (FINAL), A12

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen: Official opposition now calling for government to reject deal with China

DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU

Duplicates: THE BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER (FINAL), A5; THE NORTH BAY NUGGET (FINAL), A7; THE BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR (FINAL), D3, 2012/10/05; THE CHATHAM DAILY NEWS (FINAL), B5

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ China's bid for Canadian oil firm raises ownership fears

CNOOC takeover attempt raises 'difficult policy questions,' says PM Harper

Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

Duplicates: THE WHITEHORSE STAR, 11; RED DEER ADVOCATE, C3; THE GUARDIAN (CHARLOTTETOWN), A12; GUELPH MERCURY (FIRST), A10; WATERLOO REGION RECORD (FIRST), D8; THE DAILY NEWS (NANAIMO) (FINAL); CALGARYHERALD.COM;

October 5th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ Le NPD s'oppose à la transaction et réclame plus de transparence

Achat de Nexen par CNOOC - Ottawa entend prendre tout son temps

Marie Vastel, Le Devoir, Économie, Page A7

Le gouvernement fédéral ne se fera pas dicter par les États-Unis sa décision quant au rachat de la pétrolière Nexen par la société chinoise CNOOC, a prévenu Stephen Harper jeudi alors qu'un de ses ministres suggérait que le verdict final d'Ottawa pourrait se faire attendre encore quelque temps. En attendant, le NPD s'est officiellement opposé à la transaction.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen: Are we naive or visionary?

Nexen: Are we naive or visionary?

The stakes are huge for Harper, and the U.S. is paying attention

Tim Harper, Toronto Star

Duplicates: HAMILTON SPECTATOR (FIRST), A19 TORONTO STAR (ONT), A8

October 5th, 2012

À LA UNE ~ La vente de Nexen pose problème au gouvernement, dit Stephen Harper

OTTAWA _ Le premier ministre Stephen Harper affirme que l'offre d'achat de la compagnie pétrolière Nexen (TSX:NXY) par la China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) pour 15,1 milliards $ "soulève une série de difficiles questions en matière de politiques publiques" pour son gouvernement.

October 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition to proposed China-backed takeover bid puts oil sands move up for 'kitchen table national debate'

NDP says 'no' to Nexen deal

Opposition to proposed China-backed takeover bid puts oil sands move up for 'kitchen table national debate'

October 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Ottawa must reject Nexen deal:NDP

Yadullah Hussaiin, Financial Press, National Post

NDP has finally come out strongly against CNOOC's $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen, citing lack of transparency in the approval process, and an alarming number of questions left unanswered by the federal government for its decision to oppose the deal.

October 4th, 2012

GOVERNMENT MUST REJECT NEXEN'S FOREIGN TAKEOVER / LE GOUVERNEMENT DOIT REJETER L'ACHAT DE NEXEN PAR UNE SOCIÉTÉ ÉTRANGÈRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2012

OTTAWA – The lack of transparency in the approval process, and an alarming number of unanswered questions, have pushed the NDP to reject, as currently structured, the transaction that would allow the state-owned CNOOC to take over the Canadian company Nexen.

October 3rd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - Will the Minister vote tonight to consult the public on the Nexen takeover bid?

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, let us go back two years when every single Conservative MP in the House voted to make public hearings a mandatory part of the foreign investment review. It was November 16, 2010. The government has simply stopped listening to Canadians.

October 3rd, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Achat de Nexen par la chinoise CNOOC - Sommes-nous à vendre au plus offrant?

Le Devoir, Idées, Page A9, Peter Julian et Hélène Michaud.

Comme ce fut le cas pour Potash, la prise de contrôle d'une compagnie canadienne exploitant les sables bitumineux n'est pas une mince affaire. L'annonce de l'achat potentiel de la compagnie canadienne Nexen par le groupe pétrolier chinois CNOOC pose une question franche à laquelle tous les Canadiens ont intérêt à répondre de façon éclairée : sommes-nous à vendre au plus offrant ?

October 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will this government launch public consultations on the impact of a Nexen takeover?

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is in the best interests of Canadians to actually hold public consultations.

October 2nd, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Speech - Debate on Official Opposition Day Motion on Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Official Opposition Motion in the House

That, in the opinion of the House, the government: (a) should not make a decision on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC without conducting thorough public consultations; (b) should immediately undertake transparent and accessible public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in the Canadian energy sector with particular reference to the impact of state-owned enterprises; and (c) must respect its 2010 promise to clarify in legislation the concept of "netbenefit" within the Investment Canada Act.

October 2nd, 2012

NEWS ~ NEXEN: NDP TABLES MOTION CALLING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS / NEXEN: LE NPD DÉPOSE UNE MOTION RÉCLAMANT DES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2012

NEXEN: NDP TABLES MOTION CALLING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

Discontent over potential Nexen takeover intensifies

OTTAWA – The potential takeover of Nexen by the ChineseCompany CNOOC continues to divide. New Democrats tabled a motion today calling for public consultations to properly inform Canadians, once and for all, of the impact of this transaction.

September 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Government still refusing to respond to majority of Canadians' concerns over Nexen bid

Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, there are 18 days left on Nexen and the minister still refuses to respond to Canadians' concerns, including the following. CNOOC's chair was nominated in 2011 by the secretive organization department, confirmed by the Politburo and announced by the central committee. He was also named party secretary for CNOOC at that time.

September 25th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Takeover of large resource companies by foreigners needs scrutiny - NDP demands government hold public hearings

Published | Publié: 2012-09-25Received | Reçu: 2012-09-25 3:19 AM EDMONTON JOURNAL (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A9

'Rigorous lens' needed for Nexen deal: Kenney

NDP demands government hold public hearings

September 24th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question - when will government address Canadians' concerns around Nexen takeover bid by CNOOC?

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Supplementary Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is only 19 days until decision day on Nexen. The government does not have time to keep making stuff up in the House of Commons. It should be addressing the concerns of Canadians right here.

September 19th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ lack of public consultations on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question #1

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is now only 24 days until the deadline for the proposed takeover of Canadian Nexen by CNOOC.

September 19th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ La vente de Nexen susciterait des craintes chez les députés conservateurs

OTTAWA _ Le ministre d'État aux Finances a indiqué mardi qu'il entendait beaucoup de commentaires négatifs sur l'offre d'une compagnie chinoise d'acheter la pétrolière canadienne Nexen (TSX:NXY).

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Tory minister acknowledges plenty of opposition to Nexen takeover

Tory minister acknowledges plenty of opposition to Nexen takeover

The Canadian Press

Duplicates: NATIONALPOST.COM; NATIONAL POST (NATIONAL), FP3; THE LEADER-POST (REGINA) (FINAL) BUSINESS & AGRICULTURE, Page: D1 / FRONT; The Chronicle Herald, C3; THE JOURNAL-PIONEER (SUMMERSIDE), A8;

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Day 2 in the House: No lessons learned

Day 2 in the House: No lessons learned

Colin Horgan, iPolitics

Thomas Mulcair was trying to keep the pressure on the primeminister.

"Mr. Speaker, we will not accept any lessons on trade from agovernment with a record $50 billion trade deficit," he said.

September 18th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Will the Conservative government agree to hold public consultations on the Nexen takeover deal?

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is 25 days until the review deadline for the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC.Yesterday we asked the minister what steps he will be taking to clarify the netbenefit to us. There was no answer. We asked what they will be doing for publicconsultations. There was dead silence and no answer at all. Now evenConservative MPs are raising concerns about this inaction.

September 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Opposition issues warning over foreign takeover regulations

Ottawa faces decision on Chinese bid for Nexen Inc.

Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press

THE CHRONICLE-HERALD, BUSINESS, Page: C6

OTTAWA - The Harper government is again under pressure to spell outclear rules on foreign investment following yet another spurned bid and inadvance of the next big ask - the proposed Chinese acquisition of a majorCanadian oil company.

September 18th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Investissements étrangers - l'opposition à Ottawa réclame des règles

Press Canadienne

OTTAWA _ Le gouvernement conservateur est encore la cible de critiques pour avoir omis d'énoncer des règles claires pour les investissements étrangers au Canada à la suite d'une autre proposition d'achat rejetée et en prévision de l'acquisition par la Chine d'une importante société pétrolière canadienne.

September 17th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period on CNOOC Ltd.'s takeover bid of Nexen Inc.

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we know what is happening behind closed doors because the lobbyist registry shows extensive meetings between CNOOC lobbyists and the government. Canada's twelfth largest oil company is at stake and meeting with lobbyists is not consulting with Canadians. On this side, we believe Canadians must be consulted about thisdeal, about the impact on jobs and the economy and on our communities.

September 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ With MPs returning to Parliament Monday, Conservatives prep aggressive attack on NDP's Mulcair

Published | Publié: 2012-09-17Received | Reçu: 2012-09-17 3:10 AM WINDSORSTAR.COMONLINE

Conservatives ready aggressive attack

Jason Fekete

September 14th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Oil sands 'exporting jobs'

Published | Publié: 2012-09-14Received | Reçu: 2012-09-14 2:47 AM NATIONAL POST (NATIONAL)FINANCIAL POST, Page: FP1 / FRONT

September 11th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal Resources minister accuses NDP leader of dividing country

The Canadian Press

Duplicates: Cape Breton Post, A7; THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, B2; THE THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-JOURNAL; RED DEER ADVOCATE, B2, THE CANADIAN PRESS; THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S), C8.

September 5th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ New figures show natural resources drive 20 per cent of the economy

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA _ The federal Conservatives have re-calculated the impact of energy and mining on the Canadian economy in order to help bolster their strong support of the natural-resource sector against environmentalists and others.

September 5th, 2012

IN THE MEDIA ~ Opinion: Environmental assessments prevent problems

By Peter Julian, Special to the Vancouver Sun

Environment Minister Peter Kent may deny his government has abandoned environmental protection, as he did in an opinion piece published in The Vancouver Sun Aug. 28, but the facts prove otherwise.

August 30th, 2012

NEWS ~ LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN NEXEN TAKEOVER: NDP / LE NPD PRÉOCCUPÉ PAR DE NOUVELLES INFORMATIONS CONCERNANT L’ACHAT DE NEXEN PAR UNE ENTREPRISE ÉTRANGÈRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 30, 2012

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN NEXEN TAKEOVER: NDP

Conservatives must conduct public review of deal

OTTAWA ­– The secrecy surrounding the approval of Nexen’s takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is of growing concern for Canadians. While the Conservative government has refused to provide clear information about the potential benefits of this foreign takeover, it has been revealed that Conservative insiders acted as lobbyists for the transaction.

August 22nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Business plan for Kitimat refinery proposal 'questionable': Julian

Business plan for Kitimat refinery proposal 'questionable': Julian

By Wanda Chow - Burnaby NewsLeader

Federal NDP energy critic Peter Julian appreciates David Black's contribution to the ongoing pipeline debate, but isn't sold on his proposal to build a refinery in Kitimat.

August 18th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ newspaper owner's idea faces the same opposition confronting Northern Gateway itself

Black's refinery pitch promises jobs, safety

But the newspaper owner's idea faces the same opposition confronting Northern Gateway itself

August 16th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP call for proper review of Nexen takeover / Le NPD dénonce le refus des conservateurs d’étudier l’offre d’achat de Nexen

NDP MPs Julian and LeBlanc concerned with the Conservatives’ reckless approach

August 13th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ More transparency needed on foreign investment reviews, says NDP MP Julian

by Chris Plecash, The Hill Times

The government should use the China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s takeover bid for Canadian energy company Nexen as an opportunity to finally define what ‘net benefit’ means in its foreign investment review, says the NDP.

August 8th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ PM makes 'about-face' on B.C. pipeline

Harper sounds first cautious note on controversial Northern Gateway project

Les Whittington, The Toronto Star, NEWS, Page: A-1

Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the first time sounded a cautious note about the approval process for the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline that would carry oilsands-derived crude from Alberta to the British Columbia coast.

August 7th, 2012

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

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;

August 7th, 2012

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

By Jason Fekete, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun (duplicate Ottawa Citizen)

August 6th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ POLICY BRIEF ~ Feds locked into one-dimensional strategy aimed at increasing raw oil exports

Feds locked into one-dimensional strategy aimed at increasing raw oil exports

In turning a blind eye to the changing realities of the global energy economy, the federal Conservatives are squandering Canada's ability to cash in on a clean technology market that reached $1-trillion last year and is expected to grow to $3-trillion by 2020.

August 4th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

Published | Publié: 2012-08-04Received | Reçu: 2012-08-04 4:14 AM TORONTO STAR (ONT)NEWS, Page: A3

Harper puts deadline on oil pipeline review

Les Whittington Toronto Star

August 3rd, 2012

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

Published | Publié: 2012-08-03Received | Reçu: 2012-08-03 2:44 AM GLOBE AND MAIL (METRO)REPORT ON BUSINESS, Page: B1

August 1st, 2012

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

Published | Publié: 2012-08-01Received | Reçu: 2012-08-01 2:06 AM Embassy

Yemeni envoy, a former Nexen employee and oil minister, sees positives in CNOOC bid

NDP wants public review after SEC alleges insider trading.

July 31st, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS / LE RACHAT DE NEXEN DOIT ÊTRE SCRUTÉ À LA LOUPE À LA LUMIÈRE DES NOUVELLES ACCUSATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ JULY 31, 2012

NEXEN DEAL NEEDS MORE SCRUTINY IN WAKE OF ALLEGATIONS

With SEC filing insider trading complaint, Conservatives must allow public review of deal

July 29th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen sale reviewed

Published | Publié: 2012-07-29Received | Reçu: 2012-07-29 3:58 AM THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 39

Nexen sale reviewed

DAVE DORMER

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Harper faces energy conundrums

Canadian Press

Published: Prince George Citizen (Final) News, Page 4.

DUPLICATES: THE STARPHOENIX (SASKATOON) (FINAL), BUSINESS, Page: C5; MONTREAL GAZETTE (FINAL)BUSINESS, Page: B7; CALGARYHERALD.COM ONLINE; THE PROVINCE (FINAL) MONEY, Page: A19; THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD NATIONAL GENERAL NEWS, Page: A1; PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 4; THESTARPHOENIX.COM ONLINE; RED DEER ADVOCATE ALBERTA, Page: A3; PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN (FINAL)NEWS, Page: 4

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Critics slam oil takeover by Chinese

Published: The Belleville Intelligencer (Final) News, Page 5. Duplicates: CALGARY HERALD (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A4; THE EDMONTON SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 5; THE CALGARY SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 5; THE LONDON FREE PRESS (FINAL) NEWS, Page: C3; THE TORONTO SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 24; THE OTTAWA SUN (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 18; THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD (FINAL) NEWS, Page: 9; THE SUDBURY STAR (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A6; THE NORTH BAY NUGGET (FINAL)NEWS, Page: A8; THE CHATHAM DAILY NEWS (FINAL) NEWS, Page: B5; THE SAULT STAR (FINAL) NEWS, Page: A7;

July 24th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Une société chinoise met la main sur Nexen

L'entreprise pétrolière canadienne serait acquise pour 15,1 milliards $ US

Lauren Krugel, La Presse Canadienne (publié Le Nouvelliste (Trois-Rivières) Économie, Page 14; La Tribune (Sherbrooke, QC) Économie, Page 15.

July 24th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ Le géant chinois CNOOC veut payer 15 milliards pour avaler une pétrolière albertaine

Le géant chinois CNOOC veut payer 15 milliards pour avaler une pétrolière albertaine

MAXENCE BILODEAU (ANIMATEUR) : (SRC TV-Le Téléjournal/Le Point

- La Chine a soif, très soif... de pétrole. Le géant chinois CNOOC veut payer 15 milliards pour avaler une pétrolière albertaine. -

July 24th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ La Chine sort les milliards pour un joyau canadien

Hugo Fontaine, La Presse

Dans ce qui pourrait devenir la plus importante prise de contrôle outre-mer par une entreprise d'État chinoise, CNOOC offre 15,1 milliards$US pour acheter la pétrolière canadienne Nexen. Ottawa devra toutefois déterminer si la transaction est à "l'avantage net" du Canada avant de donner sa bénédiction.

July 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Nexen gets friendly with China

Nexen gets friendly with China

State-owned firm will pay $15 billion for Calgary-based oil-and-gas company

Dina O'Meara, Postmedia News; Vancouver Sun (Page C2) With files from Canadian Press

July 23rd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Federal NDP wants public review, transparent rules for Nexen takeover

Published | Publié: 2012-07-23Received | Reçu: 2012-07-23 3:05 PM

CANADA.COM BLOGSBUSINESS

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The federal NDP wants Ottawa to hold a full-fledged public review of the $15-billion takeover of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. by a Chinese state oil producer.

July 23rd, 2012

NEXEN TAKEOVER MUST HAVE THOROUGH PUBLIC REVIEW: NDP - LA PRISE DE CONTRÔLE DE NEXEN DOIT FAIRE L’OBJET D’UN EXAMEN PUBLIC APPROFONDI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 23, 2012

NEXEN TAKEOVER MUST HAVE THOROUGH PUBLIC REVIEW: NDP

NDP will ask the Industry and Natural Resources Committees to look at proposed deal

July 13th, 2012

NEWS ~ DEVELOPMENT, RESPECT FOR FIRST NATIONS MUST GO HAND-IN-HAND: NDP / NPD : LE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET LE RESPECT DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS DOIVENT ALLER DE PAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 13, 2012

DEVELOPMENT, RESPECT FOR FIRST NATIONS MUST GO HAND-IN-HAND: NDP

Federal government has an obligation to uphold Aboriginal rights

June 22nd, 2012

NEWS ~ STOP DIVERTING GREEN MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES: NDP / NPD : CESSONS DE DÉTOURNER LES FONDS DESTINÉS AUX ÉNERGIES RENOUVELABLES VERS LES COMPAGNIES PÉTROLIÈRES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 22, 2012

STOP DIVERTING GREEN MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES: NDP

OTTAWA –The Harper Government’s funding of environmental projects is coming under more criticism today with new allegations that money from the ecoEnergy program is being diverted from funding green technologies to oil sands research and development.

June 20th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Oil spills in Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the truth is the last month has seen many major oil spills in Canada: a quarter of a million litre oil spill near Elk Point; a half million litre spill into the Red Deer River threatening the water supply; and nearly a million litres in northern Alberta. The Conservatives response has been to cut corners on reviewing the northern gateway pipeline.

June 15th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Irresponsible Budget Bill threatens our environment

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, les Canadiens ont appris à la dure qu'avec la protection environnementale, il n'y a que deux choix: payer dès maintenant de façon responsable ou faire payer plus tard de façon irresponsable.

June 13th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Bill C-38 weakens our most crucial legislation on environmental protection

41st Parliament, 1st Session

Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, le NPD respecte les personnes âgées du Canada, et c'est la raison pour laquelle il ne vote pas en faveur du budget.

June 8th, 2012

DANS LES NOUVELLES ~ De nouvelles tensions à l'horizon entre le gouvernement Harper et les environnementalistes

Published | Publié: 2012-06-07Received | Reçu: 2012-06-08 6:02 AM SRC TÉLÉVISION - LE TÉLÉJOURNAL / LE POINT

June 7th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy

41st Parliament ~ 1st Session ~ Context : Question

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, pour gérer adéquatement l'environnement et l'économie, il faut des connaissances et une expertise approfondies, mais les conservateurs ont décidé de s'en passer. Ils mettent les scientifiques dehors et font la promotion de leur idéologie sans tenir compte des faits.

June 7th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Former Tory rips Harper for neglecting environment

Published | Publié: 2012-06-07Received | Reçu: 2012-06-07 3:35 PM

CANADA.COM BLOGSCONSERVATIVES

Duplicates:

CALGARY HERALD (FINAL), A5, 2012/06/08

Former Tory rips Harper for neglecting environment

June 2nd, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Alberta's budget backs Mulcair

Published | Publié: 2012-06-02Received | Reçu: 2012-06-02 11:25 AM CALGARYHERALD.COMONLINE

Alberta's budget backs Mulcair

NDP

Peter O'Neil

May 25th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Op-ed ~ The NDP position on the environment - Make the polluter pay

Published | Publié: 2012-05-25Received | Reçu: 2012-05-25 5:06 PM NATIONAL POST | FULL COMMENTENVIRONMENT

The NDP position on the environment

Make the polluter pay

National Post

May 24th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Treasury board head slams Mulcair on energy views

THE GUARDIAN (CHARLOTTETOWN)CANADA, Page: A11

Treasury board head slams Mulcair on energy views

NDP leader under attack for comment about oilsands

Bill Graveland, THE CANADIAN PRESS

May 17th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Trio of ministers make surprise visit to C-38 subcommittee

Published | Publié: 2012-05-17Received | Reçu: 2012-05-17 10:36 AM

iPolitics

Colin Horgan

In a surprise move, three cabinet ministers showed up at the finance committee's budget sub-committee Thursday morning to defend the government's looming changes to environmental policy.

May 16th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE - Member's Statement - Canadians want a transparent and open government in our democracy

41st Parliament, 1st Session - Context - Member's Statement

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians expect their government to answer questions about public policy decisions they make and be accountable to Parliament and the public, but when we questioned the environment minister last night, he refused to answer even the most basic questions. He could not tell us how many times staff had been dispatched to environmental emergencies in the past three years and he is cutting 40% of those positions. The minister refused to say why the government is dismantling the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, who it consulted about this closure, who will replace the work and how many research requests the government gave it. He even refused to say how many times the round table's climate prosperity report had been downloaded. Last night was further proof that this arrogant Conservative government has simply abandoned any notion of openness or being accountable to Canadians. Canadians want a transparent and open government. Canadians need transparency and accountability in our democracy and that is just what they will get in 2015 when Canadians vote to get rid of this secretive, unethical and unaccountable government.

May 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Flaherty et Mulcair croisent le fer

Flaherty et Mulcair croisent le ferLA TRIBUNE (SHERBROOKE, QC), 28, 2012/05/12L'ACADIE NOUVELLE, 13, 2012/05/12 Maria Babbage

May 12th, 2012

IN THE NEWS ~ Finance Minister Flaherty says NDP's Mulcair is wrong about oilsands

Published | Publié: 2012-05-12Received | Reçu: 2012-05-12 5:31 AM

THE TELEGRAM (ST. JOHN'S), C3, 2012/05/12Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press

RED DEER ADVOCATEALBERTA, Page: A4

May 11th, 2012

NEWS ~ CONSERVATIVES CUT CORNERS FOR CONTROVERSIAL MINE PROJECT

For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2012

CONSERVATIVES CUT CORNERS FOR CONTROVERSIAL MINE PROJECT

OTTAWA - New Democrats are appalled Conservative government’s latest move to downgrade Aboriginal rights and title in order to facilitate the controversial mine New Prosperity mine proposal in British Columbia. The new Terms of Reference gives less ability to assess adverse environmental risk and Aboriginal rights and title and seem designed to favour an approval for the previously rejected project.

May 8th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Pressing the Harper government to take action on contaminated sites in Canada

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Talking about getting the house in order, Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives should start with the environment.

May 2nd, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP RELEASES DISSENTING REPORT ON PIPELINES AND REFINING CAPACITY - LE NPD DÉPOSE UN RAPPORT DISSIDENT SUR LES OLÉODUCS ET LA CAPACITÉ DE RAFFINAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 2, 2012

NDP RELEASES DISSENTING REPORT ON PIPELINES AND REFINING CAPACITY

OTTAWA – New Democrats strongly criticized the majority report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources tabled today in parliament calling it a whitewash which simply echoes the Conservative’s unbalanced oil extraction policy that doesn’t take into account the damage to Canada’s environment and economy.

April 30th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ The government's irresponsible approach to our country's energy and natural resources

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Question Period

M. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le Président, on apprend aujourd'hui que les lobbyistes pétroliers ont révisé les politiques environnementales de ce gouvernement. Ça expliques les compressions et ça explique l'abandon de la protection de l'environnement. Les générations futures vont payer pour ces mauvaises décisions. Elles vont payer pour cette vente de feu de nos ressources naturelles, elles vont payer pour les politiques de ce gouvernement qui écoute seulement ses amis lobbyistes.

April 25th, 2012

IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting Petitions ~ calling on a ban on oil tankers to protect our coast forever

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Presenting Petitions

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to table, along with so many of my colleagues, a petition from 57,000 British Columbians who have stood up to say that we have to protect the north coast and legislate a ban on oil tankers to protect our coast forever.

February 24th, 2012

NEWS ~ NDP BC MPs express their concerns about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project

The following letter was sent to the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project from the BC Caucus of the Federal New Democratic Party: