Canada says doesn't exclude more stimulus later

Wed Apr 1, 2009 10:07am EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Canadian government does not exclude injecting more stimulus into the economy but its main priority now is delivering the C$40 billion in additional spending it already announced for the next two years, a senior official told reporters on Wednesday.

Critics say the minority Conservative government is not doing enough to tackle a crisis which is taking an increasing toll on the economy.

"Right now ... we're focused on implementing the existing stimulus. That doesn't exclude further stimulus down the road," said the aide, who was accompanying Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a G20 summit in London.

($1=$1.27 Canadian)

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)