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MNI PREVIEW: February GDP - Thursday 8:30....>

CANADA: MNI PREVIEW: February GDP - Thursday 8:30 EST 
- MNI median for Feb. GDP +0.1% vs. prior +0.1%. 
- Release is an "orphan" because StatsCan earlier released a nowcast for March
and Q1, showing GDP -0.9% MOM and -2.6% QOQ on Covid-19 outbreak.
- Most Covid-19 shutdowns came near end of month and in March. 
- Feb gains led by wholesale, retail, manufacturing, while rail blockades and
oil prices were drags. 

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