June 16, 2014 4:47 pm

Hillary Clinton: Keystone XL not a symbol of Canada-US relationship

Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton discusses her new book "Hard Choices" in Toronto on Monday, June 16, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO – Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton says the decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline linking Canada and the U.S. shouldn’t be seen as a symbol for the relationship between the two countries.

Speaking before a business crowd in Toronto Monday, Clinton said talks about the controversial project should be part of a broader discussion on energy and climate.

The former first lady is in the city to discuss her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”

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Many observers were hoping she might drop a few hints on whether she plans to run in the next U.S. presidential election, but she would only say she hopes to one day see a woman in the White House.

Clinton has insisted she hasn’t decided on a second bid for the presidency but over the course of her book tour so far she has made it clear she is giving it serious consideration.

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Clinton has said she finds the prospect of running compelling simply because it offers the chance to help Americans find economic opportunities that elude them.

She has also already confronted the issue of her husband’s infamous affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, saying she’s moved on from the matter that led to her spouse’s impeachment and senate acquittal.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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