September 16, 2008 / 7:29 PM / in 9 years

Canada not adjusting growth forecasts: Flaherty

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Finance minister Jim Flaherty said on Tuesday he is not adjusting Canada’s growth projections, despite the turmoil in the U.S. financial markets.

<p>Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gestures during a speech at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal in this June 9, 2008 file photo. Flaherty said on Tuesday he is not adjusting Canada's growth projections, despite the turmoil in the U.S. financial markets. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Flaherty said in an interview with Reuters he is in close touch with Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney over the situation.

Reporting by Louise Egan, Writing by John McCrank; editing by Rob Wilson

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