Thomas Mulcair, according to the headline accompanying one report on his trip to Washington, was doing a “delicate dance” around the issue of the Keystone XL pipeline.
He wanted to be careful not to give the impression he was telling Americans what do: the pipeline would cross U.S. territory, and it’s their decision whether to approve it or not. On the other hand – and just by the by – he let slip that, in his opinion, its an unjustifiable assault on the environment, and Ottawa has been playing people for “fools” by pretending otherwise.
Evidently Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall isn’t much into dancing, because he failed to appreciate the subtlety of the NDP leader’s footwork.
“Why is he down there effectively betraying Canadian interests?” Wall demanded Tuesday in Saskatoon, noting he’d just returned from his own trip to the U.S. to promote Canadian energy supplies.
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