OTTAWA Jan 16 Canada's Conservative government
does not expect to launch a new round of stimulus despite the
possibility of weaker-than-expected growth in the first quarter,
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Wednesday.
"I don't see the need for it, quite frankly. I think we have
adequate economic growth, and I think the prospects for stronger
economic growth later in the year and next year are good,"
Flaherty told a news conference.
Modest growth is sufficient for the federal government to
balance the budget during the course of the current Parliament,
which means before the October 2015 general election, he said.