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A man looks as the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker DUHAIL as she crosses through the Suez Canal in this April 1, 2008 file photo.
A man looks as the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker DUHAIL as she crosses through the Suez Canal in this April 1, 2008 file photo.
(Stringer/Reuters)

How a Russia-China gas deal undercuts Canadian LNG

Canada has been a stern critic of Russia throughout the recent political turmoil in Eastern Europe thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s frequent chastising of President Vladimir Putin for his “cold war state of mind.” Mr. Harper’s uncompromising stance will have been welcomed in Washington and among some communities in Canada, but for the export economies of Alberta and British Columbia, it could be a shot in the foot.