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In Canada, Economic and Energy Issues Await the Next Government

MIN READOct 19, 2015 | 09:30 GMT

Conservative leader Stephen Harper looks on during a rally in London, Ontario, on Oct. 13.

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With its economy in a mild recession, Canada is deciding whether or not it wants to extend the nine-year run of the Conservatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The country is holding national elections Oct. 19, and the race has been a close one. Most likely, elections will result in a fragile minority government, but a change in Canadian leadership toward the left will not lead to policy changes that would fundamentally alter the oil and natural gas industry's position....

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