January 11, 2012
Harper's 'Foreign Money' Diversion
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail
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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