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The proposed TMX / LSE stock exchange merger, and recent controversies over foreign ownership in the telecommunications and potash sectors, has put Canada's foreign competition rules back in the spotlight.

Is Canada too protective of its companies, or not enough? Should we ensure "strategic assets" stay Canadian? What about Canadian investment overseas? Join Jim Stanford, chief economist of the Canadian Auto Workers, and Walid Hejazi, professor of business economics at the Rotman School of Management, for a debate on the issue.

Editorial writer Karim Bardeesy will moderate, in an online chat that begins at 2:30pm ET. Participate in the debate then, or send your questions in advance to kbardeesy@globeandmail.com.



Click here for a mobile-friendly version of our discussion page.



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