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Canada looks to reset strained US ties with energy pact

Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, wants his ‘bromance’ with Obama to yield some concessions on energy

When Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau travels to Washington DC in March for a state visit with US President Barack Obama, he’ll be looking to reset a bilateral relationship strained by nearly a decade of growing animosity that culminated in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline in November. On 10 March, Trudeau will be fêted at a White House gala – the first accorded a Canadian prime minister in more than 19 years. It is an inordinately long time for two countries that share the largest trading relationship and longest undefended border in the world. Energy is sure to dominate the discussions. And given the KXL rejection – Trudeau supported the pipeline, though he took the

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