We are Canada's central bank. We work to preserve the value of money by keeping inflation low and stable.
In the first annual Paul Storer Memorial Lecture on Canada–US relations, given at Western Washington University, Governor Poloz said that the evolution of international trade practices, such as building global value chains and establishing foreign affiliates, suggests that economies are becoming more integrated.
In this paper we explore the nexus between cross-border trade integration and monetary policy. We first review the evidence that trade liberalization has increased the degree of integration in North America and conclude that, while robust structural inferences remain elusive, there is sufficient supporting evidence for central banks to treat the issue seriously.
20 September 2016 Lower-for-longer interest rates require adjustments, Governor Poloz saysCanadians need to understand the forces that have led to a prolonged period of low interest rates and make adjustments, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz said.
20 September 2016 Living with Lower for LongerGovernor Stephen S. Poloz talks about the adjustments that savers and companies need to make in response to low interest rates, and economic policies that can help.
8 September 2016
Eight times a year, the Bank announces its decision on the setting of its key policy interest rate.