09/22/2015 08:00 EDT | Updated 09/22/2015 08:00 EDT

Premier Rachel Notley To Promote Alberta In North American Tour

EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley is taking a trip down east to promote Alberta's economic strengths and environmental initiatives.

Notley will travel to Montreal, New York City and Toronto from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.

The NDP premier will speak to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce; Royal Bank of Canada NYC Capital Markets and Bloomberg Canadian Fixed Income Conference in New York; and the Empire Club of Canada in Toronto.

She says she will talk up Alberta as an attractive place for investment, a responsible energy producer and a source of diversified goods and services.

The estimated cost for the premier, three political staff, one public servant and two protection unit members is $24,000.

Notley said in a news release that "creating jobs is a top priority'' for her government.

"With trade and investment being a significant part of Alberta's economy, meeting with investors and seeking out new economic opportunities demonstrates we are serious about diversifying Alberta's economy.''

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