Housing speculation risky for British Columbia growth, -finance minister

VANCOUVER, April 6 (Reuters) - British Columbia must diversify its economy away from real estate speculation and the housing market needs to be moderated but the province is not looking at further measures to cool it, the province's finance minister said on Friday.

"You don't build a long-term, sustainable economic plan for your province based on speculation in the real estate market," Carole James told Reuters. (Reporting by Julie Gordon in Vancouver Editing by James Dalgleish)