Sask. premier reacts after Biden cancels Keystone XL permit

Andrew Cummings
January 23, 2021

"Well, first we congratulate President Biden on his inauguration and election and hope to have a really close and strong relationship", said Kenney in an interview with The Story host, Martha MacCallum.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is among those urging Trudeau to take Biden to task over the decision and to "respond with consequences" if it's not reversed.

"I don't know", Kenney said, when asked by MacCallum if he thought Trudeau would go that far.

"... And to kill good-paying, union jobs on both sides of the border and ultimately to make the United States more dependent on foreign oil imports from (...) dictatorships". We ship about $100 billion of energy to the USA every year.

He said such a move should complement policies to support poor Central American nations and southern Mexico, areas which send many migrants to the United States.

Trudeau has been careful to point out that Biden's campaign had already promised to block the expansion. Trudeau said he spoke with Biden in November over the phone, saying the pipeline is a key priority meant to expand Canada's oil exports to the United States.

"Canada is the single largest supplier of energy to the United States, contributing to US energy security and economic competitiveness, and supporting thousands of jobs on both sides of the border", Trudeau said.

TC Energy Corp. has let go 1,000 workers in both the USA and Canada after President Joe Biden canceled the Keystone XL oil pipeline project. "It sets the stage for a more prosperous future powered by clean energy".

US President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

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