Obama, Harper agree to speed cross-border trade
December 7th, 2011
06:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama, Harper agree to speed cross-border trade

Washington (CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced agreements Wednesday intended to speed up cross-border trade and traffic in the wake of enhanced security after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

At a joint appearance after talks at the White House, the two leaders said the agreements will address issues that have hindered the world's largest trade relationship between the North American neighbors.

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  1. Keith in Austin

    Hopefully, well-informed voters realize that this development is nothing more than a self-serving lie by Obama! The Keystone pipeline has been researched for over three years to ensure it is not threat ecologically. Additionally, it would produce a minimum 20,000 immediate new jobs and bring much-needed shale oil to America! Disgustingly, Bozo is more concerned with upsetting his left-wing environmentalist base and punts the project until after his re-election bid. Canada is now, so upset with this self-centered decision they are seriously considering scrapping the entire project and building an alternate pipeline to China! This President is a two-faced politically-motivated hack that has shown little regard to really creating jobs! It's all about political expediency and blaming the Wealthy or anyone with opposing views regarding his abysmal record and true colors! What a miserable excuse for a Leader and yet another example of what this charlatan is really all about!

    December 7, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. gt

    build the pipe line... we want oil from our freinds... this is a no brainer.... more jobs ... obama wake up .. what s wrong with you ...

    December 7, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |