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Governor Says Low and Predictable Inflation Has Led to Better Labour Market Performance

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On the 25th anniversary of the end of wage and price controls under the Anti-Inflation Board, Governor David Dodge today explored the effects of low inflation on the performance of Canadian labour markets. The Governor was delivering a lecture at Memorial University, Newfoundland.

Mr. Dodge concluded that the anchoring of inflation expectations at 2 per cent under the current monetary policy framework has reduced uncertainty about future inflation and has thus helped Canadian businesses and workers to make better planning decisions. In turn, this has led to a more efficient wage-bargaining process and a more productive allocation of labour in the economy.

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November 20, 2003

Low and Predictable Inflation and the Performance of Canadian Labour Markets

Lecture David Dodge Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
The goal of Canadian monetary policy is to contribute to solid economic performance and rising living standards. The best way we can do this is by keeping inflation low, stable, and predictable. This has important implications for labour market performance.