Echoing Finance Minister Jim Flaherty who had made similar remarks, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Chinese President Hu Jintao on Sunday that stepping up Canada’s energy supply to Asia was an important priority. The message contained a thinly veiled jab at U.S. President Barack Obama, after Washington postponed a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Alberta’s oil to Texas until after the 2012 elections.
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