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Saskatchewan premier's Keystone optimism plunges
- Brad Wall, premier of resource-rich Saskatchewan and one of Canada’s most influential politicians, says he isn’t nearly as bullish on prospects for the Keystone XL (TRP +0.2%) pipeline as he once was.
- Wall’s initial level of optimism was based on conversations with U.S. officials following a trip in March, "but what was completely unexpected... was [for] the President to discount the economics of the pipeline," most notably in a July NYT interview.
- "So if I was a seven or eight on the optimism scale, I probably would be half that right now,” Wall says.