Canada provides C$251 mln payment to hard-hit Alberta
TORONTO Feb 23 (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Tuesday the federal government will provide Alberta with an advance fiscal stabilization payment of about C$251.4 million ($182.12 million).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier this month the government was prepared to provide an advance payment to the oil-producing province, where the jobless rate has spiked to its highest since 1996.
($1 = 1.3804 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson)
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