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Stephen Harper

Canada ‘won't take no for answer’ on US pipeline

Canada's prime minister says he "won't take no for an answer" if the Obama administration rejects the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to the US Gulf coast.

Saturday, 28 September, 2013, 3:08am

Conservative Brent Rathgeber blasts Canadian PM Harper as he quits

A legislator from Canada's ruling Conservatives quit unexpectedly and accused the government of being secretive and overly controlling, boosting pressure on Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he tries to contain a scandal over expenses.

8 Jun 2013 - 3:00am

Canadian PM Harper honours war dead in Hong Kong

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday visited a war cemetery in Hong Kong, paying tribute to Canadian troops who lost their lives defending the city against Japanese invaders during the second world war.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Approve CNOOC bid for Nexen, ex-Canadian central banker says

Canada should allow China’s state-owned CNOOC to buy Canadian oil company Nexen, a former central bank chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside arguments that oil is a “strategic” resource off-limits to foreigners.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Huawei faces exclusion from Canada government network

Canada indicated strongly it would exclude Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies from helping to build a secure Canadian government communications network because of possible security risks. Meanwhile, the European Commission has delayed a trade case against Huawei and another Chinese telecom equipment maker, ZTE, easing tensions between the European Union and China, its second-biggest trading partner.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Analysis: Canada’s Conservatives split over CNOOC’s bid for Nexen

Canada’s ruling Conservative Party is split over a landmark US$15.1 billion bid by China’s CNOOC for oil producer Nexen, leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper with a difficult final call to make.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chongqing's embattled boss appears in charge

Bo Xilai, embattled Chongqing Communist Party boss, chaired the city's party standing committee meeting on Sunday, urging cadres to make bolder reforms, local television reported last night - suggesting Bo remained fully in charge of the municipality's affairs.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

U-turns send the wrong message

We have already had one big budget U-turn, with the decision to pay out HK$6,000 to each permanent resident. This was later extended to low-income non permanent residents. Now, we face another shift. This time, it concerns a controversial plan to introduce a 15 per cent increase in first registration tax for vehicles.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmaker wants drug-driving tests sooner

Lawmaker Andrew Cheng Kar-foo intends to move a private amendment to the Road Traffic Ordinance to speed up tests for drug-driving, but the move is unlikely to secure enough support to pass.

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

National parties make wealthy constituency a test case

Vancouver

The fortunate residents of Vancouver Quadra are heading to the polls for the third time in four years.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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