WHEN: TODAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH
WHERE: CNBC'S "CLOSING BELL"
Following is an excerpt from the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper today on CNBC's "Closing Bell." Following is a link to the video of the clip on CNBC.com: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000202658. The full interview will air tomorrow, Friday, September 27th on CNBC's "Closing Bell" (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET).
All references must be sourced to CNBC.
HARPER ON BLACKBERRY:
STEPHEN HARPER: In terms of any acquisition-- the government-- is not involved in-- the acquisition process unless-- it's a certain-- level of acquisition that's done as a foreign acquisition. In that case the government would have to-- review the decision to ensure that it's within-- our national interests. But-- so that reason obviously I'm not going to comment on any potential—
MARIA BARTIROMO: But this—
STEPHEN HARPER: --partners.
MARIA BARTIROMO: --this doesn't fall into that category?
STEPHEN HARPER: It doesn't-- it doesn't appear. But as I say, the-- it is an evolving situation. And if it were a foreign takeover, the government would obviously-- would obviously have to examine that.
MARIA BARTIROMO: So there's a chance you will be reviewing it?
STEPHEN HARPER: If it's a foreign acquisition above a certain dollar figure-- the government would review it and would review it obviously on broad grounds but also all decisions in particularly the technology space would be reviewed on national security grounds as well.
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