Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said a rejection from the U.S. government on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will not deter Canada from trying again, iPolitics reports. Rumours that the U.S. State Department would announce its decision to shoot down the proposed pipeline surfaced just as Baird was stressing the importance of moving forward on the Keystone while addressing the audience at a Canadian Club event in Toronto. “If at first we don’t succeed, we’ll try again,” he said when questioned about the emerging reports. The Washington Post reported earlier today that TransCanada would be able to reapply if it presents a new proposal that contains an alternate route that avoids Nebraska’s delicate sandhills.
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Baird: If Keystone is rejected, we will try again
Canada’s foreign affairs minister insists Canada will pursue the pipeline project