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Canadian Retail Sales Post Strongest Gain in Five Months on Autos



Photographer: Vince Talotta/Toronto Star

Canadian retailers recorded their largest sales gain in five months in March, as the nation’s households continued their car buying binge.

Receipts were up 0.6 percent during the month, as sales in the auto sector jumped 3 percent, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Economists were anticipating a 0.3 percent gain in sales.