The Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada announced today that, pursuant to Section 6 of the Bank of Canada Act, it has appointed David Dodge as Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term, effective 1 February 2001.
The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining the Bank Rate at 6 per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate is unchanged, and the Bank’s target for the overnight rate remains at 5 3/4 per cent.
In a speech to the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain, Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen reviewed the different sides of the argument with respect to a floating exchange rate regime, and concluded that a floating currency continues to make sense for Canada.
The Bank of Canada today released its twelfth semi-annual Monetary Policy Report in which it discusses economic and financial trends in the context of Canada’s inflation-control strategy. The Monetary Policy Report is published every May and November.
The Bank of Canada today made public the dates through the year 2001 on which it will announce any changes to the official interest rate it uses to implement monetary policy. Last month the Bank outlined its plan to adopt a new system of pre-set or "fixed" dates for announcing changes to the Bank Rate, [...]
The Bank of Canada will issue a new series of bank notes beginning in January 2001 to further enhance the security of Canada's currency.
The Bank of Canada today outlined details of its plan to adopt a system of eight “fixed” or pre-specified dates each year for announcing any changes to the official interest rate it uses to implement monetary policy—the rate of interest it charges on short-term loans to financial institutions.
In a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce today, Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen gave an update on the Bank's outlook for the Canadian economy. He also outlined plans to move to a system of pre-set dates for announcing changes in official interest rates as part of the Bank's ongoing efforts to improve [...]
"Low and stable inflation is good for business, good for the consumer, and good for the economy as a whole," Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen told the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce today in a luncheon speech that focused on the contribution that monetary policy makes towards an environment that supports economic activity. Mr. Thiessen [...]
Professor Angela Redish of the University of British Columbia has been chosen to fill the visiting economist position of Special Adviser in the Bank of Canada for a one-year term beginning in August 2000.
The Bank of Canada raised its target for the overnight rate by one-half of one percentage point to 5¾ per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate was correspondingly increased, and the Bank Rate is now 6 per cent.
The Bank of Canada announced today that, effective May 12, it will stop issuing $1000 bank notes and will begin to withdraw them from circulation. The announcement follows the federal government's approval of an amendment to the Bank of Canada Notes Regulations to eliminate the $1000 note as part of the fight against money laundering [...]
Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen has officially informed the Bank’s Board of Directors and staff that he will retire at the end of his term, effective 31 January 2001.
Governor Gordon Thiessen today talked about the steps that Canada should take to preserve the current economic expansion and improve performance over the long run, in particular by reaping some of the potential gains from the technological revolution that is now sweeping the world.
The Bank of Canada raised its Bank Rate today by ¼ of one percentage point to 5½ per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate was correspondingly increased, and the Bank’s target for the overnight rate is now 5¼ per cent.
In a speech today to the Canadian Society of New York, Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen talked about Canada’s experience with a floating exchange rate and an independent monetary policy, despite close integration with the much larger U.S. economy.
To add to its presence in financial markets, the Bank of Canada has announced appointments to two new senior positions. Appointed are H. Ross MacKinnon as Director, Toronto Division and Jean-Pierre Aubry as Director, Montréal Division, both in the Financial Markets Department. In their new positions, Mr. MacKinnon and Mr. Aubry will contribute to the [...]
The Bank of Canada raised its Bank Rate today by ¼ of one percentage point to 5¼ per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate was correspondingly increased, and the Bank’s target for the overnight rate is now 5 per cent.
There has been a dramatic move among major central banks over the past decade towards greater transparency in monetary policy, Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen told the Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce in a speech today. This process has been driven not only by the general trend to greater accountability on the part of [...]