April 21, 2009 / 4:57 PM / in 9 years

Harper says will adjust stimulus plan if need be

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government will make adjustments to its stimulus plan where necessary, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses a joint meeting of Jamaica's Houses of Parliament in Kingston April 20, 2009. Seated behind is Speaker of the House Delroy Chuck. REUTERS/Andrew Smith</p>

“(The plan) is one we think is fairly robust in handling changing economic circumstances but obviously we will continue to examine the situation, particularly the employment situation, and we will make adjustments where necessary,” he told a televised news conference in Jamaica.

The government is committed to injecting C$40 billion ($32 billion) of stimulus into the economy over the next two years.

($1=$1.24 Canadian)

Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Peter Galloway

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