Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

… you see this story: ”   Chuck Strahl, Chairman of the federal body which oversees Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), has registered to lobby on behalf of Enbridge’s ‘Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership’. ~snip~ “Strahl replaced disgraced Chairman Dr. Arthur Porter, who is currently in a Panamanian jail facing a range ofContinue reading Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

Two important developments British Columbians need to pay attention to, now.

Congratulations all around today in certain circles as the story came out via twitter that longtime Vancouver Sun associate editor/columnist Fazil Mihlar has left the dwindling world of newspapers for greener pastures. Very gr$$n pastures in fact – Mihlar is the new Assistant Deputy Minister for the the B.C. Government new oil and strategic initiatives division. This isContinue reading Two important developments British Columbians need to pay attention to, now.

Nexen purchase by CNOOC tainted by insider trading probe: US SEC freezes assets of traders who reaped $13 million ahead of announcement

From Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-29/sec-freezes-trader-assets-in-probe-of-cnooc-s-nexen-purchase.html “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission  obtained a court order to freeze assets of traders who allegedly reaped more  than $13 million by trading illegally ahead of Cnooc Ltd.  (883)’s announcement that it would buy Nexen Inc. (NXY) Hong Kong-based Well Advantage  Limited and other unknown traders stockpiled shares of Nexen based on Continue reading Nexen purchase by CNOOC tainted by insider trading probe: US SEC freezes assets of traders who reaped $13 million ahead of announcement