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Canadian Provinces Push Ottawa To Block Potash Bid

PotashCorp’s home province was ratcheting up pressure on the Canadian government to block BHP Billiton’s hostile approach as the Nov. 3 deadline for a decision drew near. Saskatchewan, where fertilizer producer PotashCorp is based, wanted Ottawa to reject the Anglo-American mining giant’s $39-billion offer, the largest takeover bid of 2010. It says a deal would