May 16, 2013 / 5:39 PM / 5 years ago

Canada PM Harper: facts point to approval of Keystone pipeline

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday the facts are overwhelmingly in favor of a U.S. approval of TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) Keystone XL pipeline.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 8, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

“I think all the facts are overwhelmingly on the side of approval of this but there is a process in the United States,” Harper said in New York.

“I know the administration will do a thorough analysis before arriving at the right decision,” he said.

Reporting by David Sheppard; Writing by Louise Egan; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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