Foreign takeovers Analysis: Ottawa's 'middling decision' will draw critics on both sides Add to ...

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The federal government has approved two controversial takeovers by Asian state-owned enterprises of Canadian oil companies, but will block any further acquisitions in the oil sands by such government-owned firms. Prime Minister Stephen Harper late Friday announced a tough new foreign investment policy that erects major hurdles for acquisitions by state-owned enterprises, even while welcoming non-controlling investment from them. The Globe's Boyd Erman offers instant analysis on the announcement.

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