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Trudeau, Nenshi, announce final approval of Green Line, capping off day of politicking in Calgary


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to a podium to announce the approval of Calgary’s massive Green Line LRT project today — minutes after the province scooped the presser by saying it had approved the city’s business case for the line and was waiting on Ottawa.

The sequence was part of a Trudeau tour through Calgary that saw its share of political sniping.

The project, estimated to cost $5.5 billion, was supposed to get underway this summer, but was delayed as the province pored over Calgary’s plans before signing off. It demanded changes — including to the way the project was split into segments.

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