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Alberta Premier Alison Redford greets supporters during the Premier's Stampede Breakfast in Aldersyde, Alberta Sunday, July 7, 2013.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford greets supporters during the Premier's Stampede Breakfast in Aldersyde, Alberta Sunday, July 7, 2013.
(Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

Redford’s Keystone sales pitch in Washington getting tricky

When Alberta Premier Alison Redford gets on the plane to Washington in a couple of weeks, she’ll be carrying unwanted baggage.

This will be Ms. Redford’s fifth official trip there, and again, pushing the Keystone XL pipeline is Job One. But a pair of troubling environmental developments at home this month could make some of the dialogue uncomfortable.