April 7, 2017 / 12:15 PM / in 8 months

Canada growth to be better-than-expected, U.S. meetings positive: Morneau

LONDON (Reuters) - Canada’s economic growth will be better than expected this year, finance minister Bill Morneau said on Friday, adding that talks this week with the United States were positive.

Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to a reporter after delivering the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

“We have an outlook that growth will be better than expected this year,” Morneau said an OMFIF event in London.

On his talks with the U.S. administration about the two countries’ trade arrangements he added: “They are fully aware of developments, we have been met with a positive response (from local officials and mayors.”

“In the White House they do as well, but they are also making sure it works for the United States.”

Reporting by Marc Jones and Ritvik Carvalho

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