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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to discuss the decision announced this evening by Teck Resources Limited that they do not plan to proceed with the proposed Frontier oil sands project in northern Alberta.

Both the Prime Minister and the Premier agreed on the importance of Canada’s natural resource sector to our economy. They discussed their commitment to developing our natural resources sustainably and creating jobs.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to working with Alberta and the resource sector to keep creating good jobs and to ensure clean, sustainable growth for Canadians.

The Prime Minister and the Premier also briefly discussed the railway blockades and the impacts they are having across the country on Canadians and the economy, and they affirmed their desire for a quick and peaceful resolution.