November 6, 2008 / 5:51 PM / in 9 years

Canada says must manage energy problems with U.S.

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada and the United States must manage their energy problems together, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday, stressing that his country remained the most secure U.S. source of energy.

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama looks set to take a tougher line on the environment than the Bush administration. He favors tougher emission cuts than Ottawa and is alarmed by what he sees as excessive U.S. dependence on “dirty oil” -- much of which comes from Canada’s vast oil sands.

Reporting by John McCrank, writing by David Ljunggren; editing by Rob Wilson

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