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ALTHOUGH the G20 countries reaffirmed their commitment Friday for specific fiscal targets as a way for governments to achieve economic growth, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he had hoped for "stronger" language.

"Quite frankly, the language could've been stronger, but it's sufficient to move this forward of in terms of fiscal strategy to the St. Petersburg summit," he said of the group's official communique.

Flaherty said the specifics will be discussed at the next G20 leaders summit in Russia in September.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 20, 2013 B10

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