Gillard should keep an eye on Canada

Controversial corporate takeovers and fears of a housing bubble threaten to take down a minority government in Canada. Could it happen here?

A nation grapples with a contentious takeover bid of its stock exchange, dividing its financial sector, rattling a shaky minority government and reigniting a heated debate about foreign investment.

Sound familiar?

It should, especially when this same nation also faces the threat of a housing bubble and an economy that, although escaping the worst of the global recession, is hardly surging.


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