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B.C. Premier Christy Clark says her province is moving closer to an agreement with Alberta that would lay a path for oil sands bitumen to reach B.C. ports.

A series of high-level meetings are under way to discuss how the two provinces can open up the path to B.C.'s coasts, and then Asian markets. An agreement is not imminent, but officials for both the provinces are working on a framework to address B.C.'s five conditions.

"I get more confident about that as the weeks pass," Ms. Clark said in an interview. "We are engaged at the highest level of the bureaucracy, the deputies are meeting about the five conditions and talking about how we can meet them together."

The Premier's comments mark a significant change in tone from just a year ago, when Ms. Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford emerged from a Calgary meeting and told reporters their discussions were "frosty."
Source:Inside Climate News
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