PM Harper is aware of what's best for Cnd, ON & FN and ROF's serious shareholders. Harper is Cnd MBA Finance qualified & proven, knowing all the key players keen on ROF investing including Multi-Nationals. He knows the Xstrata & Vale histories.
What will maximize ROF returns is not an International Trading Co being a Multi National's ROF Sales Agent.
Between now & Apr 16 / 2013 when Glencore probably takes over Xstrata, PM Harper should be seen supporting KWG/DDI/CCC & deciding what RR entity can best fast-track the ROF NS RR to Nakina &/or Lake Superior.
PM Harper will by then, also understand what Glencore meant by "More advanced greenfield projects like copper mine Las Bambas in Peru and nickel mine Koniambo in New Caledonia could remain" owned by the new Glencore; i.e. they could be sold.
Falconbridge (still an entity under Xstrata) owns 49% of Koniambo plus Koniambo Sales Agencies. China is a likely buyer & also has shown considerable interest in the ROF. Glencore, as was the case with Vale, will no doubt want all the Sales Agencies they can get from the ROF etc.