http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...modities-won-t-sink-soundest-g-7-economy.html "Canadaâs economy is seen by economists as able to withstand any weakness in commodity prices as it taps strengths that include political stability and the best fiscal outlook of any Group of Seven country." âCanada as an attractive place to invest transcends the commodity story and a lot of that has to do with political stability and fiscal integrity," "Canada is the only G-7 economy that is a major exporter of commodities. Canada is the biggest foreign supplier of oil to the U.S., and as recently as January was supplying the country with twice what Saudi Arabia does." "The victory by Harper, 52, came three weeks after the International Monetary Fund predicted the worldâs 10th largest economy will expand 2.8 percent this year, while inflation will end the year near the Bank of Canadaâs 2 percent target. An average unemployment rate of 7.6 percent will be bettered only by Japan and Germany in 2011. Canadaâs net debt, a measure of indebtedness that takes into account the value of assets such as government pension funds, is the lowest in the G-7 and half the level in the U.S." "The Conservative platform, which commits to reintroduce measures from the 2011 fiscal plan that wasnât passed before the election was called, projects a C$2.8 billion surplus in the fiscal year that begins April 2014. "