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Obama: 'I Have To Like Canadians'

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 work with him on reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
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The Week In Review: Keystone's Safe, But It'll Still Have to Wait

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.
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Harper: Obama 'Punted' On Keystone

VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says U.S. President Barack Obama has "punted" a decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, but he's still confident the long-delayed $5.4 billion...
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Enviros To Obama: Ignore Canada's Vows

OTTAWA - American environmentalists are urging the White House not to make any deals with Canada that would green-light TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline — even if America's neighbour to the north ge...
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Harper To America: Let's Do This Thing

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an American audience today that the Keystone XL pipeline "absolutely needs to go ahead." Harper made the pipeline pitch while taking questions at the Council on For...
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Harper Tries To Shake 'Dirty Oil' Rep

OTTAWA - The Harper government used a visit by the French prime minister Thursday to burnish its tarnished reputation in Europe on energy and the environment.France and Canada signed a joint declarati...
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Harper's Keystone Lobbying Is Tarring Canada's Good Name

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

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.
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Thinking Outside the Pipeline

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.
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Sunday Roundup: Bam!

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...