The Government of Canada and the Bank of Canada agreed that the inflation target will continue to be defined in terms of the 12-month rate of change in the total CPI, that it will continue to be the 2 per cent mid-point of the 1 to 3 per cent inflation-control range, and that the agreement will run for another five-year period, ending 31 December 2021.
The Canadian economy is undergoing important, complex adjustments following the drop in oil prices over the past two years and in the context of the longer trends of population aging and modest productivity growth, Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said today.
The Bank of Canada is calling for nominations under its Fellowship Program for 2017. This program provides monetary awards to foster excellence in economic and financial research in Canada, and supports the Bank’s development of partnerships with leading experts.
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.