Justin Trudeau and Xi Jinping

The hidden risks of opening up trade with China

China’s enormous size and growing stature in global affairs make it a tempting partner for a free trade deal, but it comes with strings attached


Thomas Mulcair, the staples thesis and cap-and-trade

The NDP leader lays out his vision for resource development


Independent thought alert

The CBC reports that three Conservative MPs put their concerns about the Nexen deal in writing.



A monthly scorecard on the state of the economy in North America and beyond

Q&A with Thomas Mulcair

The leader of the NDP talks to Aaron Wherry about Layton’s legacy, carbon pricing, the Liberal leadership race and Twitter

We mean it about the F-35s. Except when we don’t

Paul Wells on Stephen Harper’s recent reversals


Brent Rathgeber Maverick Watch

The Conservative MP approves of the CNOOC and Petronas takeovers, but questions the idea of the federal government judging “net benefit.”

CHART: Nexen’s assets in Canada and around the world

Canada’s oil patch isn’t the only interesting prize for CNOOC


‘All investments are not equal’

The Prime Minister’s remarks this evening on the CNOOC and Petronas acquisitions.

Nexen and Progress Energy takeovers timeline

The important events leading to the final decision


CNOOC and Petronas deals approved

The breaking news is here.