Trudeau announces aid for struggling energy sector, including $1.7B to clean up orphan wells

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $1.7 billion to clean up orphan wells in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, as well as aid for rural businesses and people working in the arts and culture sectors.

The aid to clean up orphan and abandoned wells is expected to help maintain 5,200 jobs in Alberta alone.

"Our goal is to create immediate jobs in these provinces while helping companies avoid bankruptcy, and supporting our environmental targets," Trudeau said."

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