Statistics Canada reported Monday that the economy expanded by 0.3 per cent on a monthly basis. That's the fourth straight monthly increase. Economists were expecting the monthly figure to come in at around 0.2 per cent.
Goods-producing industries generally fared better than the service sector, with manufacturing being a standout, the data agency said.
Manufacturing expanded at an annual pace of 2.4 per cent, mainly because of an uptick in the production of food, beverage and tobacco products.
More to come.