POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
If Harper is serious about Pacific trade, then there isn't even an issue here.
The obstacle of course is the United States, which takes exception to major Chinese investments, a ridiculous position based on militarism and not economics.
So far as Canada's genuine interests go, substantial Chinese investment is an excellent investment in future relations with this economic powerhouse.
"Nothing like a Chinese State owned outfit, buying up large tracks of our energy resources...'
Since Alberta is already owned - virtually lock, stock, and barrel - by the United States, some diversification can only be good for Canada.
"What a hot potatoe."
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the comments, she's back!
Ericka from Americka.
And just like good old Dan Quayle, she can't spell "potato."
"A lot of the West's animosity of Chinese is pure racism. We don't like Chinese unless they're under our thumb."
There is some truth there, undoubtedly, but it is far from the whole story.
The fact is that Alberta is in many ways an extension of America.
Going back to the days of offering Crown Lands, I believe something on the order of half the takers were Americans crossing the border.
The Alberta oil industry is virtually owned by Americans.
The towers in Calgary are filled with Americans.
Alberta's only serious market, except for gas in Canada, is America which puts a crimp in producer prices.
The government in Alberta even sometimes styles itself in American fashion - for example, its website speaking of "the executive branch" when of course there is no such thing under a parliamentary government.
And note Preston Manning who runs an outfit that is a miniature replica of one of America's "think-tanks," institutions which are little more than well financed propaganda mills and sinecure positions for those who've served the imperial cause well.
And just so Manning, playing president of a propaganda mill financed by some of America's most right wing oil boys.
Albertan views on the Senate too have nothing to do with genuine democratic interests. They reflect a desire to copy America's most paralyzing and corrupt political institution.
Our Dear Leader has made many statements over time reflecting his obsessive American bias, and he too is a protégé of good old Preston Manning.
"All the regular welfare unemployed lefties out in force today."
Why are people who have a different point of view to yours characterized as "welfare lefties"?
Your views are rendered stupid simply by your choice of words.
You write without ever informing yourself of anything, and you write with contempt as well as ignorance.