Canada to gain economic clout

Canada is expected to leap up the global economic rankings, according to the Conference Board of Canada, an independent not-for-profit research organisation. The country is currently 11th of 17 countries on the Conference Board of Canada’s 2008 report card, but is expected to rise to fifth based on forecasts from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The board said Canada was due to emerge from the recession earlier than many other developed countries, based on OECD figures.