The world needs more Canada.
While she didn't say that verbatim, that seemed to be the recurring message coming from German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her official visit to our nation's capital this week.
At a joint press conference Thursday morning, Merkel reiterated that Canada's fiscal record is an "example" for the rest of the world.
According to the Bloomberg News, Merkel, who is facing pressure from global partners to do more to stop European financial contagion, praised Canada's budget discipline, promotion of economic growth and "not living on borrowed money" as models for the 17-nation euro region.
"This is also the right solution for Europe," Merkel said at a reception in Ottawa late Wednesday, according to a transcript posted on the German government's website.
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