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(Reuters) - The Canadian government will remain vigilant and active to protect jobs and the economy amid continued global economic uncertainty, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.
Harper - who has indicated his Conservative government would start a second stimulus program if necessary - said Ottawa has a crucial role to play amid the economic woes.
"Our government will remain vigilant and active to protect Canadian jobs and the Canadian economy. We will keep taxes down," he told a televised event in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Peter Galloway