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Posted 7:09 p.m. Wednesday

— In a story Nov. 29 about Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's scheduled trip to the Alberta oil sands, The Associated Press reported that Conway reached out to the Alberta Prosperity Fund to set up meetings, a tour and a speech at a fundraising dinner on Jan. 12. The spokesman for the Alberta Prosperity fund now says he misspoke and says the fund reached out to invite Conway. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for President-elect Trump, says it is her understanding that Conway was invited.

A corrected version of the story is below:

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A spokeswoman for Donald Trump says a top Trump adviser will tour Canada's oil sands separate from her responsibilities as adviser to the president-elect.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks says Kellyanne Conway's trip to Alberta is not related to her role as Trump's adviser.

Alberta Prosperity Fund spokesman Randy Kerr says Conway will meet with Alberta business leaders, tour the oil sands and give a speech at a fundraising dinner on Jan. 12. Kerr says the fund invited Conway.

The group bills itself as Canada's only conservative super PAC. The trip could be a boost for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. President Barack Obama nixed it but Trump supports the pipeline.

Conway served as Trump's campaign manager and is part of his transition team.

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