Canada PM pledges aid to struggling oil-rich province

To boost Alberta's economy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government was committing to fast track nearly Can$700 million in infrastructure investmentsCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged up to nearly Can$1 billion (US$727 million) in government aid to the oil-rich province of Alberta that has been hit hard by falling crude prices. “Alberta’s economy is important to Canada’s economy and federal-provincial action is needed to promote jobs and growth — especially given how low oil and other commodity prices are affecting the province,” Trudeau said Wednesday after a meeting with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

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