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Premier Kenney speaks with PM Trudeau on Keystone XL

Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2020.

Premier Jason Kenney spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline. He urged the federal government to do everything possible toonvey a clear message to President-elect Biden that rescinding the Keystone XL border crossing permit would damage the Canada-US bilateral relationship.

Trudeau reiterated Canada’s strong support for the project and agreed with Premier Kenney that a retroactive veto of the border crossing would create a troubling precedent. The Prime Minister indicated that the Government of Canada is using all available channels to communicate its concern to the incoming US administration.

Trudeau said Canada has made the case for the project, including recently to President-elect Biden, and Ambassador Hillman and others in government have also been speaking with high-level officials in the incoming administration. He said workers in Alberta and across Canada will always have the government’s support

Kenney and Trudeau agreed to stay in close contact in the coming days on the issue.

President-elect Joe Biden said he will cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office Jan. 20.

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