We get it: Canadians finally figure out why Americans gave up on Obama

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Logic would suggest it would take a pretty serious issue to create a major rift between Canada and the U.S., given how close the countries have been over the years.

[np_storybar title=”Keystone XL pipeline legislation fails to pass in U.S. Senate by one vote” link=”http://business.financialpost.com/2014/11/18/keystone-xl-pipeline-legislation-fails-to-pass-in-u-s-senate/?__lsa=d999-05d9″]After a day of emotional debate in which Canada’s oil was either praised for contributing to U.S. energy security or disparaged for harming the environment, the United States Senate failed to pass legislation Tuesday evening to allow construction the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

The bill was one vote short of the 60 needed to force President Barack Obama to take a stand on the Canadian project after six years of regulatory reviews and five environmental studies, all of which concluded there would be no significant impact.

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While obvious cultural differences exist – Americans have trouble finding Canada on a map…

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