OTTAWA Jan 10 Canadian housing starts rose more
sharply than expected in December and November home construction
was revised higher, the federal housing agency said on Tuesday
in a report that suggested the long housing boom may not yet be
Housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
207,041 units in December from an upwardly revised 187,273 units
in November, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected starts to rise to a
195,000 unit pace.
(Reporting by Andrea Hopkins)