Harper says 08/09 revenues could beat forecasts

Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:16am EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian federal revenues this fiscal year could exceed projections despite slow growth, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

"Real growth is down. Nominal growth may actually be up because inflation is somewhat higher. So, so far, all the indications are that we may actually slightly exceed our revenue projections," he told a televised news conference in Kitchener, Ontario.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Peter Galloway)

<p>Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a news conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick September 13, 2008. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election October 14. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>