Our economy is a lot more than just natural resources: Trudeau

Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:15am EST
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said the domestic economy consisted of much more than natural resources, striking a more upbeat tone just days after saying low oil prices and a weak Canadian dollar were doing widespread damage.

"The low oil prices are a challenge but the Canadian economy is a lot more than just natural resources," he told a televised session of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

 
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada attends the session "The Canadian Opportunity" during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich