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Approval could still come, but a rejection of Keystone could be part of Obama’s larger climate change legacy

A man who will not again face the electorate may be looking for a legacy issue and Canadian politicians may have unwittingly helped hand it to him.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
U.S. President Barack Obama pictured Aug. 1, 2013 in the Oval Office. There has been a never-ending parade of Canadian and provincial politicians making the case for Keystone in Washington. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has raised the issue with Obama at every turn, but Obama is either not taking his brief on the issue or deliberately ignoring it.

All of Thursday’s high-fiving and talk of “nation-building” among politicians and the oil industry over a proposed west-east oil pipeline cannot obscure what has so far been an abject failure on another crucial energy proposal.

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Approval could still come, but a rejection of Keystone could be part of Obama’s larger climate change legacy

A man who will not again face the electorate may be looking for a legacy issue and Canadian politicians may have unwittingly helped hand it to him.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
U.S. President Barack Obama pictured Aug. 1, 2013 in the Oval Office. There has been a never-ending parade of Canadian and provincial politicians making the case for Keystone in Washington. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has raised the issue with Obama at every turn, but Obama is either not taking his brief on the issue or deliberately ignoring it.

All of Thursday’s high-fiving and talk of “nation-building” among politicians and the oil industry over a proposed west-east oil pipeline cannot obscure what has so far been an abject failure on another crucial energy proposal.

  

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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