April 25, 2008 / 1:32 AM / 10 years ago

Confidence remains high in economy: Harper

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Canada’s economic fundamentals remain strong, as does confidence in the economy, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) waits for the start of a trilateral with U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon (not pictured) during the second day of the North American Leaders' Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 22, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

Speaking at a joint news conference after talks with the presidents of the United States and Mexico, Harper said: ”We’ve seen a certain slowing, but the fundamentals of the Canadian economy remain very strong, and I think confidence in the Canadian economy is strong.

“We’ve taken longer-term measures to try to assure our continued growth in the future.”

Reporting by David Ljunggren, writing by Randall Palmer; editing by Peter Galloway

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