The Homestretch | Apr 8, 2013 | 7:21

Keystone XL pipeline

Premier Alison Redford is in Washington for the 4th time in a couple of years to try and convince U.S. lawmakers to approve the pipeline. Doug Dirks talks to David Manning, Alberta's envoy to Washington.

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