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COMMENTARY · 6th January 2012
Linda Halyk
TO: Enbridge it is:
OUR CANADA, OUR JOBS, OUR DECISION, NO PIPELINE

Enbridge is now attacking those that oppose the pipeline with negative advertisings. Here is the link: http://www.ourdecision.ca/ it should take you to Ethical Oil site you can click on any of the five ads, or try this www.OurDecision.ca. They are quite toxic, I was shocked when I heard the one on the radio. They are an affront to our intelligence. In case you did not know Mr Levant author of Ethical Oil, works for Mr Harper. Talk about ethics, do these people even no what it means: "system of moral principles, the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics; Christian ethics." An ethical politician is like an honest burglar. The statement is redundant at least to my thoughts. The book Ethical Oil is also redundant, we all know or should, oil dependency is killing the earth, so no matter where it comes from it is not ethical..

The money Enbridge is spending on negative radio, newspaper ads could easily fund research into green energy, green cars. Japan has a car that runs on water, they are looking to mass produce. Set up a plant in Kitimat to produce them, it would definitely employ more people than the pipeline will and long term. Stamp them out of aluminum, second major industry for Kitimat.

Supposedly all these foreign groups are funding those that are opposed to Northern Gateway here in Canada. Let me say that I have not seen anyone, I know or any group, I know receive any funds. So I don't understand where they got their information. Answer me this if those that oppose Enbridge can't receive foreign funds then why can Enbridge accept 100 million from China.

Prime Minister Harper promised in his election campaign that he would not allow the shipment of (bitumen) tar sands out of Canada to Asia or the USA.

China buys $673 million Canadian oil sands project Tulsa World
www.tulsaworld.com
Does Canada own any of the (bitumen sands) or tar sands as everyone seems to like to call them? How many major corporations in this country are wholly Canadian owned?
Check the list below: Buy Canadian What? Where? Even our good old hockey game, if you need skates they are not going to be Canadian made.
Partial list of foreign-owned companies of Canada
[edit] Foreign owned companies among Canada's current largest companies
Main article: Branch plant economy
Asia Pacific Marine Container Lines (Asia Pacific Group Canada), one of Canada's largest cargo transport companies owned by Leung Maritime Group, Hong Kong
General Motors Canada, Canada's largest automotive manufacturer, owned by Detroit-based, General Motors
Wal-Mart Canada, wholly owned by Wal-Mart of the US
Toyota Canada Inc. owned by Japan's Toyota
Ford Motor Company of Canada, owned by the American Ford company
Imperial Oil, controlled by ExxonMobil, which owns 69.8% of its stock.
DaimlerChrysler Canada owned by German-American giant DaimlerChrysler
Shell Canada, owned by Royal Dutch Shell.
British Petroleum Canada, owned by British Petroleum
Mitsui and Company, part of the Japanese Mitsui empire
Honda Canada Inc., owned by Honda of Japan
Ultramar fuels, owned by US-based Valero
Costco, whose Canadian operations are the 7th largest private company in Canada as of 2006, is based in Seattle
Labatt Brewing Company purchased by Belgian brewer Interbrew in 1995
Hudson's Bay Company, Canada's largest retailer, and North America's oldest corporation (est. 1670), sold to U.S. investor Jerry Zucker in 2006.
ING Bank of Canada, the largest foreign bank in Canada, formed by the purchase of several small Canadian companies, controlled by the Dutch ING Group
Sears Canada, one the largest retailers (created by buying old Simpson's stores), controlled by the US Sears Holdings Corporation
IBM Canada, owned by IBM
Safeway Canada supermarkets, owned by Safeway Inc.
Cargill Ltd. owned by Cargill of Minnesota
McDonald's Canada, owned by McDonald's
Pratt & Whitney Canada owned by US United Technologies Corporation
Nissan Canada, owned by Nissan Motors of Japan
Parmalat Canada owned by Parmalat of Italy (owns the Black Diamond brand)
[edit] Former major Canadian Companies acquired by foreign owners
See also: Category:Defunct companies of Canada

MacMillan Bloedel, B.C. forestry giant acquired by Weyerhaeuser for US$2.45 billion in 1999
JDS Fitel announces $8.9-billion merger with U-S.-based Uniphase to form JDS Uniphase, in 1999. Company headquarters move from Ottawa to San Jose.
Eaton's, at one time Canada's largest retailer, with a history going back to 1869, purchased by Sears in 1999, and closed in 2000
Seagram distillery and entertainment conglomerate, sold to Vivendi Universal and Pernod Ricard in 2000
Corel, a software and programming company, taken over by Vector Capital in August 2003.
PetroKazakhstan a Calgary-based company exploring in Central Asia, was purchased by the Chinese state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation in 2005
CP Ships Ltd., acquired by the parent company of Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, TUI AG, in an all-cash transaction worth $2.3 billion US in 2005
Molson Breweries, one of the oldest companies in Canada merged with Coors, in 2005.
Terasen Inc., previously BC Gas (a public utility company), sold to American-owned energy giant Kinder Morgan for $6.9 billion. The deal was approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission despite 8,000 letters of protest, 2005. Terasen was subsequently sold to Newfoundland-based Fortis Inc. in 2007.
Canadian Pacific hotels the owner of many of Canada's most historic hotel properties (operating under the name Fairmont Hotels and Resorts since 1999) is sold to Colony Capital, LLC of California and Kingdom Holding Company of Saudi Arabia for $3.9 billion, in January 2006.
Dofasco, Canada's largest steel maker acquired by Luxembourg-based Arcelor, January 2006.
Noranda (mining company) & Falconbridge Ltd., purchased by Swiss mining company Xstrata in 2006. Noranda had earlier been a target of state-owned China Metals Corp., but had backed out in 2005 amid public concern in Canada of Chinese state control of such a major company.
ATI Technologies, Canada's graphics chip maker, acquired by Advanced Micro Devices, July 2006.
Stelco, Canada's last major independent steel producer, taken over by United States Steel in August 2007.
Alcan purchased by Rio Tinto in 2007.
Addax Petroleum, one of Canada's 9 fortune 2000 2009 oil and gas companies was acquired by sinopec of China for C$8.27 billion in June 2009 and approved by the Chinese government on August 12, 2009.
[edit] Other examples
Creo, a world leader in digital printing software acquired by Eastman Kodak
Zenon Environmental Inc., a successful and innovative technology company spawned in Hamilton—sold to General Electric Co.
Tim Hortons, sold to US Wendy's International in 1995, later to be sold to the public an IPO in 2005.
CN Rail, the historic Canadian railway, now estimated to be 2/3 US owned. Many US shareholders gained shares in CN when they received CN shares in exchange for their original shares in US railways like Illinois Central. Another interesting fact is that when CN planned to merge with US railway BNSF in 1999, it was the American government that stopped the project.
Gulf Canada Resources, which had formerly been part of US-based Gulf Oil, but had since become independent, was purchased by US-based Conoco in a deal worth $6.7 billion in 2002.
Moore Wallace sold to U.S.-based R.R. Donnelley and Sons for $4.9 billion.
Masonite, bought out by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
ID Biomedical, Canadian vaccine maker acquired by Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline for $1.8 billion.
Vincor International Ltd, Canada's top wine maker and distributor, purchased for $1.4 billion by Constellation Brands Inc. of Fairport, NY, USA
Bauer, Cooper, and Hespeler, historic hockey equipment manufacturers bought by Nike in 1994
CCM
2004 - Foreign-controlled corporations operating revenues in Canada averaged $96 million, compared with less than $2 million for their Canadian-controlled counterparts.
Foreign Controlled Corporations:

Assets in Year 2000 - 833,970 Million

Assets in Year 2004 - 1,090,526 Million

August 2006 (Source - ROBTV)

Foreign purchases in 2006: 34 Canadian companies purchased by foreign interests worth 62 Billion dollars, nearly 4% of Canada's Market value

number of Canada based fortune 500 companies

2005 - 66

2009 - 52 (one of them from the merger of suncor and petro Canada) most of the other 13 are from foreign takeovers.

Very interesting statistics. Recognize these companies, if you blink and don't pay attention to the news everyday, oops there goes another Canadian business.
Mr. Harper is getting worried that the opposition to Enbridge pipeline is causing delays in the JRP meetings, so watch for steps to be taken to shorten you times to address the panel. He will try to push this through, if only he would realize the world is watching and they are not happy with his performance. I wouldn't doubt if he tries to push this through without the full review. He and Enbridge have started the war please stay strong, we know this will ruin our beautiful province and it needs to be stopped.
Green house gases
Green house gases
not oil not tar but BITUMEN
not oil not tar but BITUMEN
So what2
Comment by on the fence on 17th January 2012
Looks like a pulp mill from here. Canada contributes 1% towards worlds Cabon foot print. Oil sands are only 6% of that but contribute 30% towards value of Stock market. There is nothing that produces that kind of Money. Oil industry is Richest on Planet. New wave of Oil sands extraction use a fraction of or resources compared to original process.
So What
Comment by Paul Dament on 17th January 2012
Yup,you did a litte simple research on foriegn investment in Canada.Good for you,so what's your point?

I really like your title,although it's hypocritical.Why is the decision yours,it's a national issue,not a local decision.Why wouldn't you put in a nice green gassy field with moose,deer,caribou,eagles etc feeding where an oil company has reclaimed the land instead of a oily puddle?A little misleading,don't you think?

Just be honest!not a typical anti capitalist activist if you want us to take you seriously.You all use such simple rehtoric that is easy to argue.
A Real Eye Opener....
Comment by Larry on 7th January 2012
A great article, just goes to show how "uncanadian"
Canada has become.
Larry