Canada’s U.S. ambassador, Gary Doer was pushing TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in Saskatoon at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit and he said Premier Brad Wall’s support in the project is an important to its success.
“We want to continue to talk about energy security and jobs,” said Doer. “I think Premier Wall’s position on energy security and jobs being created and having a vision of North American energy independence is a great message and we should articulate it.”
He continued, “This isn’t just about one pipeline it’s about a piece of economic opportunity, it’s about a piece of getting energy independence in North America.”
Doer noted he was disappointed with the delays in Nebraska and the Whitehouse concerning the Keystone pipeline saying, “it’s a work in progress,” but added more people in the U.S. are getting behind it, sighting two polls recent polls by the Washington Post and Rasmussen Reports.
“Sometimes we’re a little bit hard on ourselves, because yes it’s been delayed, but the public–because of energy security and jobs–wants Canadian oil in the Keystone Pipeline,” said Doer. “The public leads the decisions the people will make.”