Harper says Canada economy solid

Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:42am EDT
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday he is very concerned about the economic situation globally and in the United States, but said Canada's economic fundamentals have remained solid.

"Canada's not in the same situation as the United States," he told reporters in Ottawa.

"Our household sector, our government sector, our financial institutions have solid economic fundamentals. The Canadian economy's fundamentals are solid."

(Reporting by David Ljunggren, writing by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Galloway)

 
<p>Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper gestures while delivering a speech during a campaign rally in Habour Grace, Newfoundland September 13, 2008. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election October 14. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>