(Recasts with changes throughout) By Louise Egan OTTAWA, May 22 (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall in the late Canadian winter chilled retail sales growth in March but analysts still expect consumer spending to help keep the economy afloat in the first quarter. Statistics Canada said on Thursday March retail sales grew by a meeker-than-expected 0.1 percent as gains in the heavyweight auto sector were partially offset by harsh winter conditions that kept shoppers away from clothing and general ...
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