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Canadian province Alberta triples fiscal deficit estimate to C$24.2 billion

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, stung by a revenue crash due to pandemic lockdowns and lower oil prices, tripled its deficit estimate for the current fiscal year to C$24.2 billion ($18.41 billion) from C$7.3 billion previously.

Right-leaning Premier Jason Kenney had warned this week that Alberta would run a record-high deficit. ($1 = 1.3142 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba Editing by Chris Reese)

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