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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake / Thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take / Pointing a finger at eternity / I'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy
— Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are
April 10, 2008
Surprising, But Rational

I think the surprising thing here is that this decision came from a supposedly pro-business free market Conservative government. It’s a pretty rational decision though.

Federal government blocks sale of MDA space division
Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2008 | 8:24 AM ET CBC News

The federal government on Thursday blocked the $1.3 billion sale of the space technology division of Vancouver-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates to a U.S. firm.

In a letter this week to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Industry Minister Jim Prentice said he is not satisfied the sale will be a net benefit for Canada, the minister confirmed Thursday.

Posted by skooter at 1:59 PM This entry is filed under Canada, Politics.
This entry is tagged: NASA, Space

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