CANADIAN PUSHBACK on the anti-oil-sands talk:

Pander to voters at peril, U.S. told
Canada’s energy sector may look for new markets

Big-city U. S. mayors and presidential hopeful Barack Obama, who joined the parade this week of ill-informed, U. S. anti-oil sands policies, should be careful what they wish for.

While the aim is undoubtedly to pander to the electorate in an election year charged with oil and climate-change debate, what they are stoking is an increasingly angry Canadian energy industry that is seriously looking at non-U. S. markets for its oil.

I thought Obama was going to repair our relations with our allies, not ruin them.