January 11, 2012

Harper's 'Foreign Money' Diversion

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

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The Obama administration's decision was correctly interpreted by the Harper government as being all about U.S. presidential politics. Environmentalists had been very pro-Obama in the last election, and they'd been disappointed by his environmental record. The Keystone delay was largely about appeasing them, however temporarily. How shocking!

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TAGGED: United States, Barack Obama, Canada, Stephen Harper, Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL pipeline

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