October 31, 2012 / 1:47 PM / in 5 years

Canadian growth on track despite August GDP weakness: Flaherty

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 30, 2012.Chris Wattie

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's economic growth remains on track for the year despite unexpectedly weak gross domestic product data for August, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Wednesday.

"We're going to see some variations, but overall, for the year we are on track with GDP growth," Flaherty told reporters. (Reporting by Randall Palmer, writing by Alastair Sharp)

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