Good job, Barack.
Calling Canada “an emerging energy superpower,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Friday to take his energy relationship with China to “the next level.”
In a speech to business officials in Guangzhou as part of a four-day tour of the Asian nation, Harper said he was committed to ensuring that Canada has the necessary infrastructure in place to move its energy resources overseas. He also reiterated that he wants to move the country’s energy industry away from dependence on the United States.
“Currently, 99 percent of Canada’s energy exports go to one country — the United States,” said Harper. “And it is increasingly clear that Canada’s commercial interests are best served through diversification of our energy markets”…
arper did not mention Keystone XL by name, but said Canada would “uphold our responsibility to put the interests of Canadians ahead of foreign money and influence that seek to obstruct development in Canada in favor of energy imported from other, less stable parts of the world”…