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Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver speaks at a luncheon of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce in Halifax on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman

In terms of the employment rate, Canada far from first in G7 during the recovery

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Joe Oliver and his predecessor have been fond of trumpeting Canada's economic and job creation performance since the recession, claiming it is unequalled among the Group of Seven large industrialized nations. The minister made the boast again this week in a speech to employers in Halifax, noting that "our government has created over one million net new jobs ... the stron…