By Moira Warburton
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The Canadian province of British Columbia is cutting its projected deficit for the 2021-22 fiscal year in half, to C$4.8 billion ($3.8 billion) from the C$9.7 billion projected in the province's budget released earlier this year, the government announced on Monday.
The improved outlook is thanks to a stronger-than-expected economic recovery, Finance Minister Selina Robinson said in a statement.
The province's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 6% in 2021 and 4% in 2022, the statement added.
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(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)