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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:28 AM

John Kerry to 'stay in touch' with Canada on Keystone XL

John Kerry to 'stay in touch' with Canada on Keystone XL

With the fate of a controversial Keystone XL pipeline in his hands, it didn't take long for newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to pick up the phone and call Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird during his first weekend on the job.

Kerry, who was sworn in on Friday succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton in the cabinet of U.S. President Barack Obama, made the call to Baird on Saturday.

The two agreed to work closely together on a broad range of issues and "agreed to stay in touch on the Keystone pipeline" a $7 billion project that would run almost 2,000 miles from Alberta to Texas, the U.S. State Department told CBC News on Sunday.

Kerry's confirmation as U.S. Secretary of State comes at a crucial time in the relationship between the two countries and will have "significant implications" for Canada, says Jim Prentice, Canada's former environment minister.

In an interview with CBC News, Prentice, who is now working as Vice-Chairman of CIBC, said Kerry's appointment represents an opportunity for Canada to engage the U.S. not just on the Keystone XL pipeline but also on shared environmental and energy policies.


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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:00 AM

1. Hillary sure left a huge pile of crap on the desk. She'll claim she didn't support Keystone

pipeline if she runs, but, it's been apparent the deal was sealed a long time ago.

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