Mulcair, Wall agree on Senate abolition, disagree on Keystone

REGINA – Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall have had their first face-to-face meeting and it appears they will agree to disagree.

Mulcair and Wall emerged from the meeting in Regina to speak to reporters separately, but both men describe the chat as positive.

Mulcair says the two agree that the Senate should be abolished and that diversity is important in Canada’s economy.

But they disagree on some specific issues, including the Keystone XL pipeline.

Wall has also criticized Mulcair for what the premier called divisive comments that suggested booming oil and gas resources in the West have inflated the dollar and hurt central Canada’s manufacturing sector.

Mulcair says the meeting was friendly and they talked openly.