Tara Perkins, Globe and Mail
Economic indicators suggest Canadians are entering the new year in a more optimistic frame of mind, with less anxiety about their jobs and a greater willingness to make major purchases such as cars and vacations.
Royal Bank of Canada is releasing its Canadian consumer outlook index Monday, and it shows an increase of eight percentage points in December from the previous month. Sixty per cent of those surveyed expect the economy to improve in 2010, while only 17 per cent think it will worsen.
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