Canadian Prime Minister makes trip to China following pipeline deal collapse

Canadian Prime Minister makes trip to China following pipeline deal collapse
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 9:48am

Canada's Prime Minister says his country wants to expand economic ties with China after the U.S. decision to block the Keystone Oil Pipeline project. Canada is the largest supplier of energy to the United States. The Canadian government was deeply disappointed by Washington's decision to veto Transcanada Corp's Keystone Project, saying there wasn't enough time for a thorough environmental review.

The U.S. is unlikely to look again at the project until next year. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper departed for China monday in what's being described as Canada's most important trade mission in 15 years. He has indicated in the past that Canada needed to look beyond the U.S. for trade partners.

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