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Saturday, January 28, 2012

How our oil became a U.S. campaign issue

Canadians dislike it when the American political system pays Canada no attention. This election season, Canada may face an alternative: too much attention.

How our oil became a U.S. campaign issue

Canada is sitting atop a resource so huge and so capital-intense that it cannot be developed successfully unless it is developed for export. Now it is a Democratic senator who expresses hesitation about over-reliance on Canadian oil - "foreign oil," as he calls it, to conjure up images of oil sheikhs and petro-dictators.

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