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.
But agreeing on Syria remains hard and neither Prince Salman nor Mr Putin offered any breakthroughs on Tuesday. The two hydrocarbon producing giants have found common ground, however, in their cooperation on oil.
Sharma broke the shackles with the first boundary of the innings on the opening delivery of the sixth over. Pune improved their tournament record but may have played their last game of the cash-rich league.
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.
Liberals' discussions with the Greens for support in the minority parliament. "We're going to work together on this", said Weaver. The Liberals won the most seats, but were unable to persuade the Green party to back them in a minority government.
Adam Duvall homered for the Reds (24-26) in the sixth inning and has five homers in his past five games and 14 for the season. Cincinnati leadoff man Billy Hamilton used his blinding speed to score the game's opening run in the first inning.
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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 .
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.
David Wagner will be on the phone to Jurgen Klopp once the enormity of Huddersfield's rise to the Premier League sinks in. Wagner took over in November 2015 as the first manager of the club to be born outside the British Isles .
The agency says heavy rain and large hail could pelt the region and strong winds could gust up to 90 kilometres an hour. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for ALL of western MA until 9pm.
State television cited the health minister as saying the attack, which prompted widespread global condemnation, killed 28 people. The attack came after church bombings in December and April claimed by Daesh that killed dozens of Egypt's Coptic Christians .
We had a choice in the game, do we put on a full-back for young Kieran or stay offensive and attacking, and it paid off for us. You could never of sat down - any manager - coming in at the beginning of the season and wrote down what we would have done.
Intel's Compute Card could redefine pocket PCs
Other partners now working on solutions, but not yet in a position to display their work, include Dell, HP and Lenovo. Despite its small size, there's enough space to fit one of four Intel processors , from a Celeron up to a Core i5.
Russians warned against visiting UK over terror threat
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.
Fake media prevent Americans from hearing real story
On that topic, Trump tweeted Sunday night: "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere". The newspaper cited anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.
Uber fires autonomous car researcher involved in lawsuit
Uber had been asking Levandowski to assist with the internal investigation for months, according to a company spokesperson. The lawsuit also claims that Uber's self-driving cars use LiDAR that is directly copied from Waymo's technology.
Justices will hear Ohio appeal over purging voter rolls
If the notice is ignored and the voter fails to update a registration over the next four years, the registration is canceled. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit disagreed previous year , ruling 2 to 1 in favor of the plaintiffs.
Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing
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.
Manchester Police Arrest Man, 25, In Bomb Probe
Armed police mingled with spectators as crowds gathered to watch the runners, including mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. They also have published CCTV images of Abedi on the night of the attack, which show him wearing a hat, glasses, and a dark top.