June 23, 2010 / 12:40 PM / in 7 years

Harper frets over U.S., Europe economies

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is concerned that thin job creation and growth in Canada’s most important trading partners could threaten his country’s economic recovery, according to an interview published on Wednesday.

<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Langevin Block in Ottawa June 21, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

“This is going to remain a very delicate, a very dangerous situation,” said Harper told the QMI news agency. “I think what Canadians really need to understand - I think they do but let me punch it home - how fragile the global recovery really is.”

The interview was published on the Toronto Sun’s website.

“Canada really is an exception where we have strong growth and strong job creation,” he added. “That is next to non-existent in the developed world, in Europe, the United States and Japan.”

Reporting by Euan Rocha

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