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Rebooting Reference Rates

Rebooting Reference Rates

Introduction Thank you and good afternoon. My topic today is interest-rate benchmarks or reference rates and the work under way here in Canada and globally to strengthen them.…

Planning can help you make sure your retirement savings will last

Planning can help you make sure your retirement savings will last

I’m waiting for my 2017 tax return to be processed. That’s because I’m expecting a large refund, which I plan to save and use for future tax payments. Taxes are…

Bank of Canada partners with Creative Destruction Lab to deepen knowledge of new technologies

Bank of Canada partners with Creative Destruction Lab to deepen knowledge of new technologies

The Bank of Canada announced today that it will partner with the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to deepen its knowledge of leading technologies. This partnership is motivated by the…

REITs are defying the odds

REITs are defying the odds

Sometimes things don’t always go according to plan in the investing world. Take real estate investment trusts (REITs) for example. They’re interest-sensitive securities that are supposed to tank when rates…

Release of the Financial System Review

Release of the Financial System Review

Governor Poloz: Good morning, and thank you for being here today. Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins and I are pleased to be with you to talk about the latest issue…

Bank of Canada to participate in Doors Open Ottawa 2018

Bank of Canada to participate in Doors Open Ottawa 2018

May 28, 2018 On Saturday, June 2, we invite the public to join us at the Bank of Canada’s headquarters on Wellington Street for Doors Open Ottawa 2018. You…

A Progress Report on the Economy

A Progress Report on the Economy

Introduction I am very happy to be here in Quebec City. People come from all over to visit this city, not only for its beauty, its fine dining and…

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1¼ per cent

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1¼ per cent

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1¼ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1½ per cent and the deposit rate is 1…

Bank of Canada policy helps manage risks from debt, Governor Poloz says

Bank of Canada policy helps manage risks from debt, Governor Poloz says

Elevated household debts make the Canadian economy more vulnerable to events that could affect growth and financial stability, and the Bank of Canada’s cautious approach to monetary policy is helping…

The (Mostly) Long and Short of Potential Output

The (Mostly) Long and Short of Potential Output

Introduction Thank you for inviting me here today. An important, if sometimes underappreciated, purpose of central bank speeches is to help the public understand what we are trying…