VANCOUVER - Liberal leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau says he's sorry about comments he made in a two-year-old television interview that have fuelled accusations that he's anti-Alberta.
The video surfaced this week in reports from Sun Media, which published quotes from a 2010 interview with a French-language station in Quebec.
In the interview, Trudeau said the country has suffered because Albertans control what he described as the "socio-democratic" agenda.
Trudeau has now apologized, though he continues to suggest the quotes were somehow misinterpreted.
He insists he was attempting to use a "shorthand" to criticize Prime Minister Stephen Harper, not the people of Alberta.
The governing Conservatives have seized on the video to attack Trudeau, particularly in Calgary, where a byelection scheduled for next week has become more competitive than expected.