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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/gdp-...ysis-1.3514344

    "While 0.6 per cent growth may not seem like much, we must remember this is a monthly number. If we had 12 months like that, the annual growth rate would be in the range of a staggering 7 per cent, unheard of in an advanced industrial economy. "
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    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    LOL

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    "Substance"??

    That DID address the substance!

    It's taking one month growth and saying "IF that happens the next eleven months our economy will be on fire", to which the OP makes a thread basically insulating it's already a done deal.

    If i make a thread that says "If I get a Christmas Bonus every month like the one I got in December my back account will be $11,000 richer!", would you "address the substance"?

    Of course not, because there's no substance.

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    to which the OP makes a thread basically insulating it's already a done deal.
    He did not. You reacted because it was Barry. This is good news for Canada because the experts predicted 1/2 that growth. But you don't like to hear good news about Canada. Barry used the word "maybe", as did the article itself.

    But we understand. You're just doing your part to keep Soonet alive. Well done, RW, well done!
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    You're exceptionally on edge, I get it. Economy in the tubes, and grasping on to a "what if" scenario to prove all is right.

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    ...and you still have not disproven that if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle

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    Despite stronger economic readings recently, Mr. Madani projects growth of just 0.7 per cent this year, and 1.2 per cent in 2017, a bleaker view than that held by some other forecasters: “With business investment expected to fall more sharply this year than last, we expect the economy to struggle badly in 2016, buffered by only a moderate improvement in non-energy exports.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle29508351/


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    Guess it all depends on who you read ...

    Following the recent crude oil price rally, economists say Canada’s economy risks getting caught in a bind where oil prices are not quite high enough but the loonie is not quite low enough.

    Canada’s dollar has had a strong rebound in the past month, rising from about 68 cents against the U.S. dollar to 76 cents as of Monday. Oil prices have also rebounded nearly 50 per cent in that time.

    The Canadian economy has been feeling the pressure of low oil prices for two years now, causing recession in provinces such as Alberta and mass layoffs in the energy sector. But recent data suggests that oil’s pain has been the manufacturing sector’s gain, as cheaper gasoline prices and a weak loonie have helped the country’s non-energy industry’s become more profitable.

    Unfortunately, the recent moves in oil and the loonie could halt that shift.

    http://business.financialpost.com/ne...-rising-loonie

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    You're exceptionally on edge, I get it. Economy in the tubes, and grasping on to a "what if" scenario to prove all is right.
    Actually, I've never had it so good. And I am so not worried that it almost feels irresponsible on my part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    ...and you still have not disproven that if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    Actually, I've never had it so good. And I am so not worried that it almost feels irresponsible on my part.
    Let the others eat cake!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daynzy View Post
    Yes...the NHL playoffs did this year...ALL AMERICA

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    Quote Originally Posted by daynzy View Post
    You did not specify. Tennis balls? Basketballs? Baseballs? And how does a pair of balls in her purse change her gender?
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    Default Re: Gee, maybe we're doing OK!!!

    Hmmmm...

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    The International Monetary Fund has cut its expectations for how the Canadian economy will perform this year and next.

    The international group projects Canada's GDP will expand by 1.5 per cent this year and by 1.9 per cent next year. That's better than the 1.2 per cent performance clocked in 2015, but a pullback from what the IMF was expecting in January, which was 1.7 this year and 2.1 per cent next year.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/imf-...cast-1.3531869



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    I have no ostrich.. err dog in this hunt. Sorry. I just wanted to poke you in the eye because I felt mischievous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    I have no ostrich.. err dog in this hunt. Sorry. I just wanted to poke you in the eye because I felt mischievous.
    I see (no pun intended)

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    Oh, mercy, we're all gonna die!!!

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2669970/ca...ths-of-growth/
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    Translation: "Now this thread looks even more ridiculous than before, i need to get out in front of this now!!"



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