The OECD has cut Canadian growth forecasts and now predict growth of less than 1 percent for the year:
Canada’s economy will expand by just 0.8 per cent in 2008, down from the 1.2 per cent forecast last spring, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development projected in a revised economic outlook Tuesday. That’s also less than the 1.1 per cent now projected by the Finance Department.
The U.S. economy, however, will expand by 1.8 per cent, up from the 1.2 per cent projected in the spring, and the G7 countries will grow on average by 1.4 per cent, unchanged from the spring projection.
The only G7 country that will post weaker growth than Canada is Italy, now projected to expand by 0.1 per cent.