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Politics Stephen Harper

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- The Canadian government is inviting Chinese investment in its oil sands sector, Canada Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on Thursday, following a torrid six months in which $22.5 billion in foreign capital fled the embattled sector. The vast oil sands deposits in northern Alberta are home to the world's third-largest crude...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Canada believes there are opportunities for Chinese investment in the Alberta oil sands, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on Thursday, adding the government would welcome investment in the sector from any nation. The vast oil sands deposits in northern Alberta are home to the world's third-largest crude reserves but...

  • OTTAWA, May 28- Andrew Scheer, a social conservative who unexpectedly won the race to head Canada's main opposition party, is a popular legislator who may be able to unite a divided movement as he prepares to take on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The low-profile 38- year-old former speaker of the House of Commons was elected leader of the right-leaning...

  • OTTAWA, May 28- Andrew Scheer, a social conservative who now heads Canada's main opposition party, faces a formidable rival in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he bids to heal a divided party and fend off charges he is a closet extremist. Scheer, a low-profile 38- year-old former speaker of the House of Commons, on Saturday captured the leadership of the...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservatives on Saturday chose a little-known, 38- year-old leader to fight a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions. On the 13th and final round of balloting, many more than political observers predicted, former House of...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservative Party is set to elect a new leader on Saturday, seeking to regroup and re-brand itself as it gears up for the 2019 election race against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's still-popular Liberals. But three mainstream politicians have emerged as front-runners, suggesting the wave of populism that swept...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservative Party is set to elect a new leader on Saturday, seeking to regroup and rebrand as it gears up for the 2019 election race against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's still-popular Liberals. "The challenge will be to attack Justin Trudeau's weaknesses, but also to bring Conservatives who have left the party...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 18- A candidate with plans to merge Alberta's splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province's Progressive Conservatives, the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada's oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney has a high chance of going through as the...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 18- A candidate with plans to merge Alberta's splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province's Progressive Conservatives, the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada's oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney will likely go through as the other...

  • Hillary Clinton.

    Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

  • ExxonMobil oil rig

    Together, the United States, Mexico and Canada could form a bloc that would become the envy of the energy world.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and  European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R)

    After settling lingering issues over beef and cheese quotas, the EU and Canada inked a trade deal integrating two of the world's biggest economies.

  • Canadian Prime Minister on Keystone pipeline

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about tensions the firm ally has with the US and technology's impact on all sectors.

  • Former president Bill Clinton moderates a panel on Mobilizing for Impact at CGI on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York.

    With appearances by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Bono and Bill Gates, the Clinton Global Initiative hopes to leave a lasting impression on the world.

  • The Cnooc Ltd. headquarters stand in Beijing, China

    Canada has approved China's biggest ever foreign takeover, the $15.1 billion bid from CNOOC for energy company Nexen, but has drawn a line in the sand against future buys by state-owned enterprises.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • OTTAWA, Nov 6- A top legislator in Canada's ruling Conservative Party on Tuesday made public his fierce opposition to a bid by China's CNOOC Ltd for Nexen Inc, underlining the political challenges facing Ottawa as it studies the takeover.

  • *SNC Lavalin sees India designating site for Candu reactors. NEW DELHI, Nov 6- Canadian firms will be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades under an agreement between the two nations, their prime ministers said, but more work is needed to implement the deal.

  • NEW YORK- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, but New York officials say it is not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered.

  • *India re-examining all investment deals due to Vodafone spat.