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SEAN SILCOFF

Consultant: Old Man Winter froze March retail sales

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The ink is barely dry on February’s relatively calm Canadian retail sales report, but economists should brace themselves for the March figures. Early indications are that, at least in one area, the numbers will fall sharply. The good news, however, is that, at least for this one data point, it’s not the economic climate, but the actual climate, that is to blame.