Ambassador Wants Canadians To Get To Florida In Time For Lunch

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Canada’s ambassador is urging the United States to expand the preclearance of tourists from his country so they can get to Florida in time to have a beer at lunch.

Ambassador Gary Doer said on Tuesday that more preclearance “will mean more tourists having more beer earlier.”

The wisecracking ambassador also touted a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the United States at an international trade gathering sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Doer took a playful shot at pipeline foe Darryl Hannah. He noted he was on a panel in Copenhagen with the actress who says she’s completely off fossil fuels.

The ambassador then wondered how long her kayak ride was from Hollywood to Denmark.

President Barack Obama has rejected the pipeline at least for now.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

BREAKING: The CW Presents Their Fall ScheduleOn Thursday, May 19th, The CW held their Upfront presentation in New York to unveil their new series and fall schedule.
Wednesday's Work-Out of the DayMix things up with our weekly work-out ideas!

Listen Live