Ottawa fully understands the importance of this region to Canada’s economy, according Rona Ambrose, federal minister of public works.
During a post-budget interview yesterday, Ambrose, also the minister for northern Alberta, said this area has fairly been called the economic engine that drives not only Alberta’s economy, but also the nation’s.
“Our finance minister knows that,” she said. “Our prime minister knows that as an Albertan. I, as a minister for northern Alberta, know that, and as Albertans all of us that are elected, we’re proud of the fact that we’re the economic engine of this country…
She said if northern Alberta’s economy isn’t healthy, the economy is not healthy. “That’s the bottom line. We all know it.”
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