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Canada's main opposition party to unveil CNOOC stance Thursday

OTTAWA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Canada's official opposition New Democratic Party will unveil its position on CNOOC Ltd's

$15.1 billion bid for oil Canadian producer Nexen Inc

at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) on Thursday, the party said in a statement on Wednesday.

The New Democrats say they are concerned about the prospect of a Chinese state-owned enterprise buying up Canadian energy assets and have called for public hearings into the proposed deal.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Peter Galloway)

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Keywords: NEXEN CNOOC/CANADA OPPOSITION