Speech by Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada

OTTAWA – On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will speak before the Empire Club of Canada.


Seeing the Big Picture with 2020 Vision


12:55 (Eastern Time)


Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Grand Ballroom, lower convention center
525 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario


At 11:10 (ET), journalists are invited to review copies of the speech, under embargo, at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa. Please use the Bank of Canada Museum entrance, located at 30 Bank Street (corner of Bank and Wellington), and bring photo ID.

For security reasons, journalists wishing to attend must confirm their presence by calling Media Relations at 613-782-8782 before noon (ET) on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Those who have not registered will not be admitted to the lock-up.

The embargo will be lifted at 12:40 (ET).


The Governor’s text will be available on the Bank’s website at 12:40 (ET).

Press Conference

At approximately 14:00 (ET), the Governor will hold a press conference in Salon 5.

Audience Q&A

There will be an audience Q&A period.


Audio and video webcasts of the speech and press conference will be available.


Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Ashley Gregory at 647-292-4463.

For more information, please contact Media Relations at 613-782-8782.

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