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Notley pledges $1 billion for protecting Calgary from another major flood

The Canadian Press
Notley pledges $1 billion for protecting Calgary from another major flood

CALGARY – Alberta’s New Democrats say if re-elected, the government would spend $1 billion over 10 years to protect Calgary from another major flood.

Leader Rachel Notley says the money would come out of the province’s Climate Leadership Plan, which includes a $30-per-tonne carbon tax.

She made the announcement at a viewpoint overlooking the Bow River and downtown Calgary, much of which was submerged in the 2013 flood.

Notley says three project options upstream of Calgary are already being considered which would be in addition to the Springbank Dam west of the city.

They include two new reservoirs and an expansion to another.

Notley attacked her chief rival, United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, for having inconsistent views on the contentious Springbank Dam.

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