Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, locked in a standoff with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline, is refraining from releasing new regulations designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the energy industry until the U.S. makes similar moves.
TransCanada Corp., the Calgary-based company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, spent $1.05 million to lobby Congress and the administration last year, about 24 percent more than it spent in 2012, records filed with the U.S. Senate show.
Secretary of State John Kerry said the environmental analysis on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline isn’t complete and vowed not to rush even as Canadian officials said the process has dragged on too long and demanded a decision.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said a “firm international response” is needed against Syria as the U.S. and its NATO allies prepare evidence the Assad government used chemical weapons on its own people.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said his country is committed to concluding existing free trade talks with countries such as South Korea and Japan ahead of beginning negotiations with other partners.