Bank of Canada interest rate announcement and release of the Monetary Policy Report

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the Bank of Canada will announce its decision on the target for the overnight rate. A press release will provide a brief explanation of the decision. The Bank will also publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report (MPR) at the same time as the rate decision.

Time

10:00 (Eastern Time)

Lock-Up

There will be no lock-up for this event.

Media Briefing Session

There will be no briefing session for this event.

Distribution

The rate announcement press release and the Monetary Policy Report will be available at 10:00 (ET) on the Bank’s website.

Media Availability

At 10:30 (ET), Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor, will hold a press conference via teleconference only. Reporters will not be able to attend in person. Accredited journalists who wish to ask questions by telephone must contact Media Relations for dial-in information before noon (ET) on Tuesday, April 14.The opening statement will be available on the Bank’s website at 10:30 (ET).

Webcast

Audio and video webcasts of the press conference will be accessible from the Bank’s website.

Note

For more information, please contact Media Relations.

Content Type(s): Press, Media Advisories

Related information

April 15, 2020 Monetary Policy Report - Press Conference (Webcasts) - April 2020

Release of the Monetary Policy Report - Press conference by Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins. (10:30 (ET) approx.).