Key Donald Trump adviser coming to Alberta in January

Republican president-elect Donald Trump along with his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledge the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

A top adviser to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is visiting Alberta in January.

Kellyanne Conway will speak at a private fundraising dinner hosted by the Alberta Prosperity Fund on Jan. 12 in Calgary, and also tour the oilsands.

Heather Forsythe, chair of the Alberta Prosperity Fund, says Conway’s visit sends a strong signal about the importance of Alberta and Canada to the incoming Trump administration.

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Trump’s victory in November’s U.S. presidential election has revived hopes that the Keystone pipeline could be approved.

The line would take Alberta crude to ports and refineries on the Gulf Coast in Texas.

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Conway served as Trump’s campaign manager and is now an influential member of his transition team.

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