Economists to push for fiscal restraint in pre budget meeting with Morneau

OTTAWA _ With so much uncertainty surrounding trade and competitiveness, private-sector economists will press Finance Minister Bill Morneau to keep his fiscal powder dry when they gather later this week for a pre-budget meeting.

Morneau is scheduled to sit down Friday in Toronto with leading economists at a roundtable that typically includes about a dozen experts from commercial banks, think tanks and trade associations.

Finance ministers routinely call on outside economists for input and...

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