While you were sleeping

Two weeks ago, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley announced a policy change at 4:26pm on a Friday afternoon. Tonight, Christian Paradis made that look early with a news release issued at 11:57pm to announce that he would not approve a takeover of Progress Energy Resources by Malaysia’s Petronas.

Earlier on Friday, Mr. Paradis said he would not make an announcement until a decision was made. The conventional wisdom seems to have been that the takeover would be approved.