Economy resilient amid instability: Harper

Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:54am EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's economy has fared well in the face of global economic uncertainty, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.

"In spite of global economic instability, Canada's economy, indeed Nova Scotia's economy, have been resilient," Harper told the Halifax Chamber of Commerce during a campaign stop.

"The real disposable income of Canadians has continued to grow through this period, interest rates and inflation remain low and stable, and our budget is in surplus. We are in the strongest financial position by far of any G7 (Group of Seven industrialized nations) country."

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Janet Guttsman)

<p>Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with journalists over breakfast in Toronto September 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>