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.
But the prime minister indicated he would draw a line in the oil sands when dealing with future overtures from foreign companies, state-owned enterprises in particular.
When we say that Canada is open for business, we do not mean that Canada is for sale to foreign governments
“When we say that Canada is open for business, we do not mean that Canada is for sale to foreign governments,” Stephen Harper told reporters in Ottawa.
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