Northern Alberta’s robust economy focus of talks with Harper’s cabinet ministers

If federal cabinet ministers Jason Kenney, Maxime Bernier and Ed Fast didn’t fully appreciate just how much northern Alberta’s oilsands-driven economy is contributing to Canada’s GDP, or the magnitude of the region’s pressing labour force needs, they do now.

A delegation of Edmonton business and educational leaders travelled to Ottawa last week, where they delivered that message in spades in private meetings with several senior members of the Harper government.

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