COVID-19: Key announcements

Access the latest news on the Bank’s actions to support the economy and financial system during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

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Monetary policy

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Support to key financial markets

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Liquidity for individual financial institutions

March 23, 2021

Bank of Canada announces the discontinuation of market functioning programs introduced during COVID-19

As overall financial market conditions continue to improve in Canada, use of the Bank of Canada’s programs that were introduced in 2020 in response to the shock from COVID-19 to support the functioning of key Canadian financial markets, has declined significantly.
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International co-operation

March 24, 2020

Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

Consistent with the direction from G7 Leaders, we are taking action and enhancing coordination on our dynamic domestic and international policy efforts to respond to the global health, economic, and financial impacts associated with the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Speeches and statements

May 3, 2022

The Bank of Canada: A matter of trust

Remarks Carolyn Rogers Women in Capital Markets Toronto, Ontario
Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Rogers discusses how the Bank of Canada’s independence and accountability help build public trust.
March 25, 2022

A world of difference: Households, the pandemic and monetary policy

Remarks (delivered virtually) Sharon Kozicki Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy Conference San Francisco, California
Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Sharon Kozicki discusses how differences among households affect economic outcomes, how shocks can have important uneven effects across households, and why these things matter for monetary policy.
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