Obama’s waning influence in Canada’s oil patch

BLOG: Anyone curious about how Barack Obama could influence decisions in the Canadian energy sector during his second term as President of the United States need only remember what happened to The West Wing after its fourth season.

Experts argue the President’s second term, much like the second half of the critically-acclaimed political drama’s 7-season run, will lose both relevance and resolve as the clock tics down to the inevitable finale.

In the meantime, Canada’s top oil and gas executives needn’t worry about anti oil sands rhetoric being formalized into White House opposition.

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