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Petro-Canada cozying up to Syrian killers

Author: [opinion] Haroon Siddiqui, The Star [Canada], Published on: 13 August 2011

When [Petro-Canada secured exploration rights to 10,400 square kilometres in Syria] in May, it declined comment on why it was doing even more business with a regime that had already been cracking down on popular unrest for 10 weeks. On Friday, a spokesman for the parent company Suncor Energy...told [the article's author] that it would comply with federal sanctions — except that the current sanctions do not include either its gas project or its exploration rights...

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Related companies: Petro-Canada (part of Suncor)