* Economy grows 0.3 pct in August vs forecast of 0.2 pct * Oil and gas extraction expands 2.8 pct * Non-farm payroll employment rises by 51,300 in August OTTAWA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Canada's thriving oil and gas industry helped the economy grow by 0.3 percent in August from July, Statistics Canada said on Thursday, confirming modest growth that is seen keeping the Bank of Canada on hold for over a year. The main contributor to growth ...
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