China’s ambassador says Canada is too ‘sensitive’ about the proposed Aecon takeover

OTTAWA – The Chinese ambassador to Canada downplayed some of the perceived risk around the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Aecon Group Inc. Tuesday, saying takeovers by Chinese state-owned enterprises should be treated equally to those by other foreign firms.

“I think the Canadian media and the Canadian public is too sensitive about the Aecon cases,” said China’s Ambassador Lu Shaye. “It’s just a construction company.”

In a wide-ranging interview with media in Ottawa, Shaye...

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