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Canada's Harper says did not signal rate cut

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not specifically referring to a Bank of Canada interest rate cut when he said on Tuesday the government had some options to help deal with the credit crisis, he told supporters on Wednesday.

Harper was speaking to supporters in Victoria, ahead of the Oct. 14 election.

As part of a co-ordinated global effort with other central banks, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 2.50 percent early on Wednesday. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; writing by Cameron French; editing by Rob Wilson)

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