Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government, which has failed to persuade President Barack Obama to approve TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL, moved yesterday to turn up the heat on the U.S. administration.
Mike Harris swept to power two decades ago with his “Common Sense Revolution,” pledging to boost Ontario’s struggling economy by slashing government spending. Tim Hudak is betting conditions are ripe for the same medicine.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, seated in his Ottawa office across from Parliament Hill, took an urgent call from U.S. President Barack Obama. Harper’s advisers were listening intently around a muted speakerphone in an adjoining room.
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.
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.
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.