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Canada postpones summit with U.S. and Mexico

Friday, January 16, 2015

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has postponed the North American leaders’ summit with U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a time when relations with both leaders are chilly.

The unexpected move allows Harper to avoid an awkward side-by-side news conference with Obama at a February summit that all three governments were expecting would be dominated by the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline – now at the top of the political agenda in Washington.

Instead, the Prime Minister surprised the United States and Mexico by postponing the event to an unspecified date late in the year.

Source: The Globe and Mail