Christian Paradis

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CNOOC and Petronas deals approved

The breaking news is here.

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Putting a price on carbon will apparently take away everyone and everything you love

Further to John Baird’s warning that a carbon tax “would kill and hurt Canadian families,” Christian Paradis sought this afternoon—while responding to a question about foreign investment, mind you—to clarify the extent of the destruction.


Friday night special

Christian Paradis announces that the Harper government is extending the review period for the CNOOC/Nexen acquisition. The new deadline is December 10.


The Commons: Explaining is losing

The Scene. Of the Petronas decision, Thomas Mulcair stood and suggested Christian Paradis had behaved like a “thief in the night.”


Petronas and everything after

The Globe explains what precipitated Christian Paradis’ 11:57pm announcement on Friday night.


While you were sleeping

Two weeks ago, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley announced a policy change at 4:26pm on a Friday afternoon. Tonight, Christian Paradis made that look early with a news release issued at 11:57pm to announce that he would not approve a takeover of Progress Energy Resources by Malaysia’s Petronas.


The farce is strong in these ones

Among the Conservaties who stood in the House this week and criticized the NDP’s stance on cap-and-trade were Kyle Seeback, Peter Van Loan, Gord Brown, Leon Benoit, Shelly Glover, Chris Warkentin, LaVar Payne, Gerry Ritz, Pierre Poilievre, Christian Paradis, Rick Dykstra, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, Ed Fast, Tony Clement and Andrew Saxton. These individuals—like Phil McColeman, Joe Preston and Ed Holder, who attacked the NDP last week—were all Conservative candidates in 2008 when the Conservative party platform included a commitment to pursue a continental cap-and-trade system.