Stephen Harper Keystone

White House: We'd 'Consider' Keystone Bill

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The White House says it would be willing to consider a bill authorizing construction of Canada's Keystone XL pipeline, should the new Rep...

Harper: U.S. Wants More Help From Canada In Mideast

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Politics

NEW YORK, - Canada is now weighing the possibility of an extended military role in the Middle East and will be making an announcement on the matter ve...

Harper Government Scolds Jimmy Carter

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government.The Prime Minister's Office...

Former PM: Harper Should Shoulder Part Of Blame

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Former prime minister Joe Clark says he can't understand why the Harper government would bar the opposition from a delegation to Ukraine ...

White House To Harper: Don't Ask About Keystone XL

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The White House says Prime Minister Stephen Harper shouldn't expect any new information if he presses for details on Keystone XL at a lea...

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 To Be Cast As 'Villain' In U.S.

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a cameo appearance on an international stage Tuesday night — though it's hardly one he would ha...

Support For Keystone Pipeline Declining: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Canadians have a mixed view of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline but a majority still support the government approving the project, according to a new...

Baird To Americans: 'We Can't Continue In This State Of Limbo'

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Canadian pleas for a swift decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project have certainly been heard this week in Washington. There's little...

Baird To Obama: Make Up Your Mind

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - In an attempt to press the Obama administration on its own turf, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the first day of a Washington v...

Ex-Tory Minister: Time To Move Beyond Keystone 'Distraction'

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Former Conservative cabinet minister Jim Prentice is urging Canada and the United States to look beyond the contentious and high-profile Key...

Billionaire: Harper May Be ‘Colluding' With GOP On U.S. Shutdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Business

An outspoken billionaire critic of the Keystone XL pipeline wants to know whether there was “collusion” between the Harper government and Republic...

Harper: I Won't Take No For An Answer

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Canada won't "take no for an answer" from the U.S. when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thur...

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...

New York Times: Harper Aims To 'Guarantee Public Ignorance'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics

The New York Times editorial board has accused the Harper government of seeking to "guarantee public ignorance" by muzzling federal scientists. In ...

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...

Strained Relationship To Get Worse?

CBC | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Politics

The strained relationship between Canada and the United States over energy policy is likely to get worse before it gets better, with a decision on Key...

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...

Canadians Want a Pipeline, Not a U.S. Campaign Issue

David Frum | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Politics
David Frum

The presidential candidates will talk Keystone on the campaign trail as one more reason to defeat Barack Obama in November, although, historically, both U.S. political parties have taken turns advancing the U.S.-Canada relationship. It would be strange if that tradition came to grief under Barack Obama.

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...

Keystone Project Piping Into Canadian Energy

Nicholas Ostroy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada
Nicholas Ostroy

The debate over the pipeline once again highlights our energy problems. Do we continue to find new sources of oil for the livelihood of our nation, or do we say "NO" to the pipeline right now and absorb the painful economic costs now for a cleaner future?