UPDATE 1-Canada says private economists see 2015 growth of about 2 pct

April 9, 2015 9:21 PM

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OTTAWA, April 9 (Reuters) - Private sector economists estimate that Canada's economy will grow at about 2 percent this year and will pick up after that, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday.

An average of economists' growth forecasts is used as a basis for fiscal planning by the Canadian government. The outlook is usually detailed in the federal budget, which will be released on April 21.

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