Canada’s economic growth ‘gangbusters’ in second quarter thanks to consumers

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Source: And Blatchford, The Canadian Press, August 31, 2017 

OTTAWA — The confident consumer helped drive across-the-board economic growth in the second quarter, giving the country its best start to a calendar year since 2002.

Growth expanded at an annual pace of 4.5 per cent, which followed an impressive jolt of 3.7 per cent growth in the previous quarter.

The surprisingly strong results raise the question — how long can Canada keep this up?

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