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At the end of August, GDP numbers for June will be announced and they are predicted to show that the economy in the second quarter has contracted beyond the numbers set out by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, pictured, in last month's Monetary Policy Update. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By BRUCE CARSON

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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