GDP also got a boost from household spending, up 1.1%, and a C$12.25 billion buildup in business inventories, or the largest such accumulation in stockpiles in over a dozen years.
"The economy is firming, and it's managed to deal with the shocks it has had to absorb", said Ted Mallett, chief economist at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, a small-business lobby.
Overall, Canada's economy expanded at an annual pace of almost four per cent in the first quarter of 2017 - more than triple the rate of GDP growth in the United States over the same period. Nevertheless, we can take comfort that GDP now has grown at an average annual rate of 3.5 per cent over the past three quarters, matching the average quarterly rate in 2013.
Economists were projecting a 4.2 percent first-quarter annualized pace and 0.2 percent gain in March. It raised concerns about household debt and the possibility of a correction in the housing market.
It suggested a further tightening of tax-based measures to mitigate speculative investment in the housing sector and called for greater co-ordination between federal and provincial regulators.
However, Porter noted that exports were an area of key weakness in the GDP report.
The surge in first-quarter expansion means Canada has shifted from being a laggard among major industrialized economies, as it struggled under lower commodity prices, to emerging as a growth leader. Investment in non-residential structures, along with machinery and equipment, posted only its second quarterly gain since 2014, growing an annualized 10.3 percent.
Meanwhile, consumers continued to spend, particularly on vehicles.
"That is to me the one serious blemish in this report", he said.
However, most analysts expect the current rapid pace of economic growth to slow in the coming quarters.
Q1 growth was not significantly different than the Bank of Canada's 3.8% forecast and there are still plenty of risks to the outlook, particularly from potential US trade disruptions. The figures for the third and fourth quarters were increased to 4.2 per cent and 2.7 per cent compared to earlier readings of 3.8 per cent and 2.6 per cent, respectively.
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He resigned after six months from that police force after being deemed unfit to serve as a police officer. He said both officers were disciplined for violating department rules. "There's a 12-year-old kid dead.
In addition, the BBC reported that the authorities received at least three warnings about Abedi's intentions since January. They also reported that people who knew Abedi raised concerns years before he carried out the attack.
The Conservatives say another ballot can not take place until after Brexit and only if there is public consent for a vote. Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that "now is not the time" for a second referendum on independence.
At this time, it is yet to be determined if the incident at James' home will be investigated as a hate crime or just vandalism. James is set to play in the NBA Finals , which begin Thursday between his Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors .
Beyond policy issues, his shoving of the Montenegrin prime minister and macho handshakes with Macron deepened the skepticism. Trump has vowed to walk away from the historic Paris deal while Merkel supports the agreement.
The 70 year old turned heads in the dress, which featured an off-the-shoulder top to highlight her impressive cleavage. Back in 2016, Bella Hadid had suffered a similar malfunction in her sensual red outfit at the Cannes Film Festival .
It's been downgraded on the advice of security services from "critical" to "severe", meaning an attack is still highly likely. However, the threat level remains severe and there will still be significant numbers of armed police on our streets.
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Army spokesman, Colonal Edgard Arevalo, said "surgical strikes" were taken on "known and verified enemy positions". About 60 militants and 15 members of the security forces have been killed since Saturday, the army says.
Armed response police stand at the start of the Great Manchester Run in central Manchester , England Sunday May 28 2017. Two men - one of them aged 19 and the other 25 - were arrested yesterday on suspicion of terror activities.
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