To conclude that Obama’s eventual approval of Keystone is absolutely “off the table” and would inevitably be subject to a perpetual veto is to misunderstand the politics of the day in Washington. Growing bipartisan support for Keystone assures that this debate is not over.
The NALS summit has the potential to deepen hemispheric energy integration, if the three presidents can jointly take advantage of the windfall in regional energy.
If there is one issue that has pitted the Canadian government against a U.S. administration in recent years, it has been the Keystone Pipeline XL project.
With 68 percent to 70 percent of our exports going to the U.S., Canada clearly cannot lose sight of the importance of our principal market—but we cannot remain static in our own trade initiatives.
President Obama’s Inaugural Address and State of the Union speech have one thing in common. The emphasis is on jobs and America is changing.
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