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Does the Keystone XL pipeline matter, or not?

It’s time for the tar sands industry and government to pick a side. Instead, they’re pushing both arguments—arguments that contradict each other.

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. White House
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, pictured in this file photo. Gillian McEachern says approval of the pipeline would lead to tar sands development and that would be the final nail in the coffin for any continental hope of sticking to emissions that will keep us below the dangerous two degree Celsius threshold.

TORONTO—When it comes to the importance of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you couldn’t be blamed for feeling like you were getting some mixed messages. 

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Does the Keystone XL pipeline matter, or not?

It’s time for the tar sands industry and government to pick a side. Instead, they’re pushing both arguments—arguments that contradict each other.

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. White House
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, pictured in this file photo. Gillian McEachern says approval of the pipeline would lead to tar sands development and that would be the final nail in the coffin for any continental hope of sticking to emissions that will keep us below the dangerous two degree Celsius threshold.

TORONTO—When it comes to the importance of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you couldn’t be blamed for feeling like you were getting some mixed messages. 

  

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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