Stephen Harper raised the ire of environmental groups on Thursday, after telling a New York audience of business people that he won't 'take no for an answer' on the Keystone XL pipeline.
"My view is that you don't take no for an answer," Harper said, according to the Canadian Press, referencing the multi-billion project that the Obama administration is deliberating on.
"We haven't had that. If we were to get that, that won't be final. This won't be final until it's approved and we will keep pushing forward."
Harper continued, suggesting that Obama's recent musings about how many jobs Keystone would create was just politics.
"The logic here is overwhelming," Harper said.
"I remain an optimist that, notwithstanding politics, that when something is so clearly in everybody's interest -- including our interest as Canadians, but the national interest of the United States -- I'm of the view that it has to be approved."
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