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EDMONTON – The owner of the Alberta beef plant being sold to a subsidiary of a Brazilian company received more than $15 million from the federal and Alberta governments since 2009.

Agriculture Canada says of the money approved for XL Foods Inc., $2.475 million was in federal no-interest loans.

The rest of the cash was in federal and provincial grants to help bolster production at the slaughter plant and to improve food safety procedures.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/owners-of-beef-plant-being-sold-received-millions-in-government-grants-and-loans-1.44365