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Canada has staked its future on the oil sands. In November, Report on Business magazine together with Thomson Reuters examine what that means both at home and abroad. Read more from the issue at tgam.ca/oil.

The oil sands can claim their fair share of giants. Some of them are gone – including Karl Clark, who invented a technology to separate oil from the tar sands, and Peter Lougheed, who wrested control of Alberta's resources from the federal government. Here are nine others who've put their stamp on Northern Alberta.

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