With LNG, Asian takeovers of Canadian energy assets still booming

The relationship is suffering,” or so goes the mantra in our mainstream press. For the last number of months, politicians, media and the talking heads have repeated the story that foreign investment – read Chinese – has fallen of a cliff and bi-lateral relations are frosty due to Harper’s “tough” new, yet undisclosed, policies on investments from foreign state-owned-enterprises (SOEs) in particular. Chief among the irritants causing the Chinese-Canadian bilateral “suffering” is the “delays” in ratifying the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA). But how does that square with reality?

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