OTTAWA (AP) _ President Barack Obama and his Canadian
counterpart, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are hailing an
agreement to begin a clean-energy dialogue.
At a joint news conference Thursday, the two leaders talked
about energy, one of several issues on the agenda for their first
Obama said the clean-energy dialogue is an ``extraordinary beginning'' because there is no silver bullet to solving the world's energy problems. He said he expects the arrangement with Canada will move the two countries in the right direction as they deal with greenhouse gases that are blamed for climate change.
Harper said he was optimistic that Canada now has a partner on
the North American continent to provide leadership on climate