Harper's cabinet mulls massive Chinese resource project in Arctic

Dec 27, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Winnipeg Free Press

Some time in the new year, four federal ministers are to decide how to conduct an environmental review for the Izok Corridor proposal.

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No review is required, just tell the PRC to piss off. Why the hell are we letting the Chinese do shit here that 5 years ago, would have had Canadians all up in arms if it was Americans?
Are they suppoed to be our new best buddy or something?
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Dec 27, 2012
 
Canada supplied China with handy nuclear reactors.

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Dec 28, 2012
 
bob wrote:
Canada supplied China with handy nuclear reactors.
Just goes to prove that "the new boss is the same as the old boss".
Liberals sell nuclear reactors to China and Conservatives sell out our resources to them.
Gettin' pretty damn difficult to be a centrist anywhere anymore.
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Our Chinese puppet leader Ching Chong Harper is holding out on this one. Last time he sold out Canada he got all-you-can-eat Kung Pao P***y. He should have known that when it comes with lots of secret sauce, they're trying to cover up spoiled meat. Now it hurts when he goes to the bathroom.
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Harper's cabinet can kiss my bum.

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Jan 1, 2013
 
bob wrote:
Canada supplied China with handy nuclear reactors.
Actually, those "handy" nuclear reactors are CANDUS and provide no material that can be weaponized other than tritium. But since tritium is produced in the raction of a H-bomb, it's not needed for that purpose. It CAN be used as booster in a nuclear warhead but it's actually much more efficient to get tritium by irradiating lithium-6 as opposed to getting it from deuterium.
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thats because Canada has neither the money nor the work force to do the job...

im sure the Americans would do it if they had the money or the need for such resources...

and no one would give a shiet...
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Jan 1, 2013
 
FDI from the USA into Canada was 288 billion in 2007 accounting for 57% of FDI into Canada...

China wasnt even on the map

lower than Bermuda with 3 billion in FDI and account for .06% of FDI into Canada...

but then lets not let your bias affect your judgement...
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I guess I should have done 2008 since it is 2013 now
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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
FDI from the USA into Canada was 288 billion in 2007 accounting for 57% of FDI into Canada...
China wasnt even on the map
lower than Bermuda with 3 billion in FDI and account for .06% of FDI into Canada...
but then lets not let your bias affect your judgement...
Add another $15.1 billion for the Nexen deal.
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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
thats because Canada has neither the money nor the work force to do the job...
im sure the Americans would do it if they had the money or the need for such resources...
and no one would give a shiet...
Canada and Australia have much in common in this regard.

Only difference is that Canada is too cold, while Australia is too warm.

America hasn't got much to offer, once the yanks stop being superpower.

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America hasn't got much to offer, once the yanks stop being superpower.
And youre Australian. Antiamerican prochinese pricks. Leave Canada speech impaired traitor!
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big talking american
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Fiscal cliff: America goes to the brink, but millions already fell into poverty
Whatever the outcome of the political haggling, Congress has failed the 50 million Americans below the bread line

The one comfort of government incompetence is that it is never a surprise: it is, if anything, a starting point for the public's expectations of Washington.

Still, even that certainty doesn't pay the bills, and that is a problem for 2.1 million Americans who have been out of work for more than 27 weeks and will be cut off from unemployment insurance tonight. No matter what happens, the fiscal cliff talks have been a failure: Congress will not achieve a "grand bargain" to save Americans from the brunt of ill-considered, sweeping tax hikes and government spending cuts.

That's why we'd be better off talking about the "fiscal conscience", the era of which seems to be coming to a sharp end tonight. Unemployment is the American crisis you hear about; poverty is the one you don't. And what the fiscal cliff covers up is what will be the slow transition of the US unemployment problem into a serious poverty problem.

The biggest failure of the fiscal conscience is the disregard for those unemployed Americans. Some of those 2.1 million Americans who stand to lose their benefits tonight only started collecting unemployment in July. Those who have been out of work for more than six months make up 40% of all the unemployed people in America.

The predicament of the long-term unemployed only has a passing relationship to the fiscal cliff. There happens to be no one in the government who can put their hand up and protect the unemployed. As Congress goes about wrecking confidence in the economy, there are other agencies that can pick up some of the slack.

The Treasury Department is finding room to avoid the debt ceiling. The Internal Revenue Service has said it will hold off on imposing tax increases. The Defense Department has promised it will do what it can to delay cuts.

But the unemployed have no one to protect their benefits. There is no agency to buy them some time: they are at the mercy of congressional bickering.

Nothing new. For the unemployed, the fiscal cliff is the final boot on the neck of their prospects, not the first time they've been knocked down by an aggressive Congress. Congress has been chipping away at unemployment benefits for well over a year.

Lawmakers in Washington have been pretending to pass "extensions" to unemployment benefits, but what they have really been doing is cutting them. From 2009 to 2011, when nearly one-sixth of the country was out of work, some Americans could receive 99 weeks of unemployment insurance. This year, Congress cut that maximum down to 73 weeks and, with the help of some states, put further barriers to unemployment insurance, including drug tests and national job search requirements.

This would make sense if unemployment insurance were taking money out of the pockets of other, worthier programs; but it's not. American taxpayers and employers pay for unemployment insurance through taxes imposed on every paycheck. When the economy is good, and few people are unemployed, the government collects a surplus, because many people are paying the unemployment tax but few are collecting it.

In that case, unemployment taxes reduce the deficit, and no lawmakers complain. When economic times turn, however, Congress rounds on unemployment benefits as deficit-burning incentivization of laziness.

This congressional hostility towards unemployment benefits is misguided on a number of fronts. The most obvious is that employment and the economy are subject to cycles: if you're caught in a bad cycle, just keep going until things get better. They always do. In fact, there's already evidence that the labor market is improving, albeit at an excruciating pace.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
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AZN wrote:
<quoted text>Add another $15.1 billion for the Nexen deal.
just point out to whisgeanzoda

how years ago China wasnt even a blip on investing in Canada...

while the USA made up more than half of the FDI into Canada...

his talking about how we would be up in arms if the USA was investing in Canada 5 years ago...
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Sneaky Humbert is Chinese. His Topix job is to attack USA Australia relations. Never says a word about Canada and USA prochinese business .
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yum cha wrote:
Sneaky Humbert is Chinese. His Topix job is to attack USA Australia relations. Never says a word about Canada and USA prochinese business .
China owns you Aussies... what is there to talk about?
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China owns you Aussies... what is there to talk about?
Chinese can barely see through their slanty litle eyes ^_^
The only reason their economy is doing well is because western countries are giving them all their manufacturing to do at the expense of their own countries economy.
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Chinese can barely see through their slanty litle eyes ^_^
The only reason their economy is doing well is because western countries are giving them all their manufacturing to do at the expense of their own countries economy.
big talking Aussie...

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The Deal Is Simple. Australia Gets Money, China Gets Australia

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/...
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And youre Australian. Antiamerican prochinese pricks. Leave Canada speech impaired traitor!
Does the truth hurt you in the behind, Mr Bumburnt?
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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
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just point out to whisgeanzoda
how years ago China wasnt even a blip on investing in Canada...
while the USA made up more than half of the FDI into Canada...
his talking about how we would be up in arms if the USA was investing in Canada 5 years ago...
Thats right.

The USA has always been Canada's number 1 investor. But thats about to change.

China will probably step up it's investment forays into Canada. In good part due to the yanks withdrawing a number of their Canada based investments and moving them back to the States.

Such as the closing down of the GM plant in Oshawa Ontario. With production jobs being relocated back to America. A number of such moves have already been made, with more to follow.

Due to the job losses in the States because of the bad economy. The yanks want to move their jobs and investments back south of the border. Leaving the Canadians high and dry.

This leaves the door open for China to step up it's investment drive in Canada. And now the yankee ass kissing canucks have no choice but to start welcoming Chinese investments.

Five years ago, Canada was giving China the cold shoulder treatment. Because the canucks were smug enough to believe that American investments were plentiful and never going to dry up.

Present realities are forcing Canada to reasses it's policy towards China.

Hence the agreement to the Nexen deal with the Chinese.
Which I was pretty sure would be torpedoed by the Canadian govt. under pressure from the Americans.

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