U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline the same day he was sworn into office. Where is Canada’s leadership on climate?

Leader of the Green Party of Canada Annamie Paul supports the new U.S. administration’s sweeping actions to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and rejoin the Paris Agreement.

Prime Minister Trudeau said he was “disappointed but acknowledge the president’s decision to fulfil his election campaign promise on Keystone XL.”

In an interview with CTV, Annamie Paul expresses frustration over why the Liberal government did not have a contingency plan for Canadian workers affected by the pipeline’s cancellation, when Biden’s stance was clear from the beginning.

“The Prime Minister should not waste Canada’s diplomatic capital on pursuing the Keystone project, but rather work with the President [of the United States] to ensure North America becomes a world leader on the climate and the green economy.”

-Green Party of Canada, January 19

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Sarah Cui

Sarah Cui is in her fourth year of undergraduate studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Her background is intercultural, having grown up in both Ottawa and northwestern China. Her areas of interest include environmental politics, conservation and food sustainability. In her free time, Sarah enjoys connecting with friends, hiking, identifying plants and learning a new language.

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