But early estimates point to growth of 3% in May.
The outsized influence of the federal government on the local economy means Ottawa will fare better than many other Canadian cities.
Weakness in the mining sector and troubles for the transportation sector caused by winter weather and a derailment that cut a key rail line weighed on the economy in February.
The pace of economic growth in Canada slowed in the third quarter as business investment spending moved lower and the growth in household spending slowed, Statistics Canada said Friday.
The Canadian economy, which contracted to start the year, bounced back in February, led by gains in the mining and oil and gas extraction sector.
The economy surged past expectations with across-the-board growth in the second quarter, giving the country its best start to a calendar year since 2002, Statistics Canada said Thursday.
Sturdy economic growth and a central bank survey showing renewed business optimism reinforced expectations that Canada's first interest rate hike since 2010 could be less than two weeks a
Canada's economy picked up steam in the first three months of this year, driven by consumer spending, a turnaround in business investment, and the housing market, the national statistics
A Canadian think-tank is raising its economic outlook for the National Capital Region for 2017 on the strength of government hiring and a surge in tourist visits coinciding with Canada’s
The economy kicked off the year with a bang, rising faster than expected in January, providing further evidence of robust growth but not enough to alter expectations that the central bank will main