"Obama Unswayed on Keystone as Harper Rebuffed in Mexico"

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper was again rebuffed in his bid to press U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline when he raised the issue during a North American leaders’ summit in Toluca, Mexico."

"Mr. Harper discussed the matter with his U.S. counterpart during a one-on-one conversation on Wednesday afternoon before a formal summit with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Canadian officials have expressed frustration with Mr. Obama’s delays on the matter and are concerned that a final decision could come too late for this year’s construction season.

Mr. Obama said he has no plans to hasten the process for making a decision. “Keystone will proceed along the path that’s already been set for it,” he said during a press conference Wednesday evening."

Kim Mackrael reports for the Toronto Globe and Mail February 19 2014.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 02/20/2014