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Bank of Canada holds rates, sees no cooling in housing yet 11:19am EDT

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady on Wednesday, as expected, saying that while economic growth was likely to moderate in the second quarter, government measures to rein in the housing market have not yet had a substantial effect.  Full Article

 
Liberals finish ahead in Canada's British Columbia election, but lose majority 8:38pm EDT 

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - British Columbia's ruling Liberal Party won the general election in the Western Canadian province earlier this month but lost its legislative majority, according to final voting figures on Wednesday, which were in line with preliminary results.  Full Article  

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Autos fuel Canada retail sales in March, inflation holds in April Friday, 19 May 2017 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate held steady in April as a seventh consecutive decline in food prices offset higher gasoline, while March retail sales rose more than expected, suggesting consumer spending held up as the economy headed into the second quarter.  Full Article