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Workers produce brake and fuel lines at Caledon Tubing in St Mary’s, Ont. in 2016. Following last week’s solid wholesale trade and manufacturing data, economists have been raising their forecasts for January growth. (Glenn Lowson/The Globe and Mail)
Workers produce brake and fuel lines at Caledon Tubing in St Mary’s, Ont. in 2016. Following last week’s solid wholesale trade and manufacturing data, economists have been raising their forecasts for January growth. (Glenn Lowson/The Globe and Mail)

As U.S. GDP growth estimates fall, Canada’s economy picks up steam Add to ...

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After two years of underperforming the United States, is the Canadian economy about to outshine its southern neighbour?

It’s starting to look like it.

Friday’s release of gross domestic product for January will provide the first read on Canada’s economic performance in 2017. Following last week’s solid retail sales and wholesale trade and manufacturing data, economists have been raising their forecasts for January growth.

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