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32 views • May 15, 2018

Ottawa contributing $40 million to Edmonton rail crossing project

Paula Liu
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that the federal government will contribute $40 million to a new railway crossing in Edmonton. The city and Alberta will cover the remaining $47 million needed for the project. (May 15, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister PLACELINE: Edmonton CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is chipping in money for a new railway crossing project in Edmonton, saying it shows how Canadians can work together to reduce transportation bottlenecks. Speaking at city hall, Trudeau said Ottawa will contribute almost $40 million for the project, which will widen the road and create a railway underpass in the city's east end. The province of Alberta will chip in just over $28 million and the city's portion will be $19.4 million.
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