Harper Keystone

How the Keystone Pipeline Will Shut Putin Down

Diane Francis | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

A Keystone bomb would deliver several payloads: punishment toward anti-American Venezuela; proceeds toward Canada which buys more goods and services from the U.S. than the European Union does; punishment toward Russia by casting into the markets more Venezuelan oil and replacement of Venezuelan oil with Canadian oil that is $30 a barrel cheaper.

Obama: 'I Have To Like Canadians'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Politics

TOLUCA, MEXICO, Mexico - U.S. President Barack Obama used the podium of the Three Amigos summit on Wednesday to push Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ...

The Week In Review: Keystone's Safe, But It'll Still Have to Wait

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

This week, the U.S. State Department gave the Keystone XL pipeline an environmental thumbs up. In its latest report on the project, the department stated that Keystone wouldn't have a significant environmental impact and wouldn't create unacceptable levels of greenhouse gases. So how much longer can Obama stall before making a decision? Can he ignore the 42,000 jobs and $3.4-billion the report suggests Keystone would bring to the U.S. economy? Probably yes. Any decision Obama makes will inevitably alienate part of his constituency, either environmentalists or unionists, so he has an interest in putting it off as long as possible.

Good Keystone News For Tories Doesn't Drain Political Swamp

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government received some much-needed good news this week in the form of the U.S. State Department's massive and benign final...

Harper: Obama 'Punted' On Keystone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says U.S. President Barack Obama has "punted" a decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, but ...

Enviros To Obama: Ignore Canada's Vows

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - American environmentalists are urging the White House not to make any deals with Canada that would green-light TransCanada's Keystone XL pipe...

Reported Emissions Offer A 'Bait-And-Switch': Environmentalists

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Environmentalists on both sides of the border are cynical about reports of a prime ministerial appeal to the White House for common North Ame...

Harper To America: Let's Do This Thing

CBC | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an American audience today that the Keystone XL pipeline "absolutely needs to go ahead." Harper made th...

Harper Tries To Shake 'Dirty Oil' Rep

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government used a visit by the French prime minister Thursday to burnish its tarnished reputation in Europe on energy and the envi...

Harper's Keystone Lobbying Is Tarring Canada's Good Name

Yves Engler | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

The Conservatives have lobbied vigorously in support of Calgary-based TransCanada's plan to build a $7-billion pipeline to take up to 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast. As a result, environmentalists have used social media and traditional protests to heap scorn on Canada.

Canada Should Stop Panda-ring to China

Diane Francis | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

After Harper's China visit, Canada must be ruthless when it comes to its own interests and should visit other major Asia-Pacific nations. This is not about friendship, but about business. This country must realize that it can and should leverage its resources to get value-added and manufacturing export business.

Thinking Outside the Pipeline

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Ryan

Neither opponents nor advocates of the Keystone XL pipeline have entertained auxiliary projects that would reconcile both concerns, such as hydropower. Given the undeniable environmental and economic benefits, it's difficult to understand why or how policy makers have failed to recognize it as a viable solution.

Gingrich Gives Harper A Shout-Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Newt Gingrich is a fan of Stephen Harper. The Republican presidential hopeful gave the Canadian prime minister a shout out in his speech after winn...

Sunday Roundup: Bam!

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Note to Occupiers: If there was a week when populist movements managed to scare the beejezus out of elected officials, this was it. In a surprise move, President Obama on Wednesday rejected the permit to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, upon recommendations from the State Department. And the growing peoples' movement also managed to beat back the hugely contested SOPA and PIPA bills, aimed at curbing illegal music, movie and software sharing.

Meanwhile, in home news, a number of our contributors were experimenting with inhalants -- legal and illegal...

How Harper Controlled Message On Keystone

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Building a storyline that sticks helped the Conservatives sink two successive Liberal leaders and they are using the same strategy early in 2...

Social Media Reacts Emotionally to Obama's Pipeline Nix

Keith Beardsley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Opposition groups can organize and protest much more quickly on social media. While a government argues facts, figures, and economic benefits, groups argue on an emotional level. In political terms we used to refer to this as appealing to the head or heart, with the heart usually winning.