Investment in non-residential real estate was down 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, the sixth quarter of decline.

Statistics Canada reports that the total investment in the sector was $12.3 billion with lower spending on institutional and industrial buildings affecting the national figure.

Ontario led decline in 5 provinces while Manitoba and Alberta posted the largest increases.  

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