Gov. Chris Christie is planning to make an official trip next month to Canada, where he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and discuss matters pertaining to the Keystone XL pipeline, according to a report Monday from The Wall Street Journal.The two-day trip beginning Dec. 4 will be labeled as a trade and cultural mission and will include visits to the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary, the Journal reports.
In September, Christie and a number of delegates went on a three-day trade mission to Mexico. There, in a speech at the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Christie defended the Keystone XL pipeline as a “job creator” and said President Barack Obama’s administration’s delays on the project “send an unfortunate signal on multiple fronts.”
Christie is expected to similarly discuss the pipeline project during a speech in Canada, the Journal reports.
As it did for the Mexico trip, Choose New Jersey will fund the Canada mission, according to the Journal. The paper also reports that PSEG Chairman Ralph Izzo and New Jersey Resources Chairman Larry Downes will coordinate the trip, which will include at least a dozen delegates.
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