Obama to meet with Harper next week

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Posted: Dec 02, 2011 1:36 PM
Obama to meet with Harper next week

The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday to discuss economic issues.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama will meet with Harper at the White House to discuss economic competitiveness, security and key global issues.

Harper has urged Obama to support an oil pipeline from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The Obama administration said last month it was delaying a decision on the project until it can study new potential routes that would avoid environmentally sensitive areas in the Midwest. The decision is expected to be delayed until 2013.