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Richard Haskayne: "It's going to be as divisive as the NEP"

This country lives or dies by its resources (and my family has roots in Penobsqis NB :( ) …

American Doomers may find this one a bit incomprehensible but, if on a scale of 1 to 10 Senator Rand Paul is a 6, this is an 8 in the Canadian context.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper has already suffered one humiliating stand-down under intense international pressure this week, and if he allows the foreign takeover of SK’s potash industry in the face of opposition from the guy who they named the business school after at the university the PM took two economics degrees from, the Man from C.R.A.P. may just have sealed the fate of his federal party.

Have a look at the NEP’s Wikipedia entry, especially the interaction with North America’s early ’80s housing bust, to see how Haskaynes comments are fighting words, most especially coming out of Harper’s AB power base.

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