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In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, a Nissan employee reaches for a seat module to insert into a Titan truck at its Canton, Miss., manufacturing plant.
In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, a Nissan employee reaches for a seat module to insert into a Titan truck at its Canton, Miss., manufacturing plant.
(Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

SCOTT BARLOW

As manufacturing goes, so goes GDP (but we hope not)

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In light of Friday’s abysmal manufacturing sales report, Canadians should brace for bad news when gross domestic product data for December is announced March 1.