Canada: Shipping Oil To Asia? The Route's East, Not West

Originally published in Globe and Mail Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

The handling of the Keystone XL pipeline process by the Obama administration serves as a loud wake-up call for Canada. While America remains our most important market, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that Canada should not be a "captive supplier" of energy for the United States. In light of global demand growth, it's also in Canada's national interest for Ottawa to act decisively to enable our oil and gas industry to diversify its customer base.

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