‘No two countries are closer than we are’: Hillary Clinton tells Edmonton crowd

Watch above: Canada and the U.S. must work together if they want to become global energy and climate change leaders, that’s what former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while in Edmonton. Laurel Gregory was there.

EDMONTON – Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed a packed audience in Edmonton on Wednesday, discussing U.S. politics and her new memoir.

She was welcomed with a standing ovation as she took the stage at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Clinton said she was thrilled to be in Edmonton, “in a city that I’m told is the fastest-growing in Canada.”

She described the relationship between the U.S. and Canada as “a remarkable accomplishment… No two countries are closer than we are.”

The 67th U.S. Secretary of State shared her experiences during and shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, running against Barack Obama and then working alongside him, and answered a hypothetical question about her future in politics. Clinton has not said if she plans to run for president in 2016.

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Global reporter Laurel Gregory and Global Edmonton live tweeted the event.

Clinton told the audience that, when President-Elect Obama asked her to be Secretary of State, she said ‘no’ twice.

Clinton also talked about her memoir ‘Hard Choices.’

When asked about the Keystone XL pipeline, she said Keystone should not dictate the entire conversation on energy.

She ended the event by talking about her newest adventure: becoming a grandmother.

“I can’t wait. I’m really excited about what this will mean for my life,” she said.

It was Clinton’s first time in Edmonton.

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