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January 11, 2021

Business Outlook Survey—Winter 2020–21

In the winter Business Outlook Survey, firms pointed to a continued recovery supported by strengthening domestic and foreign demand, particularly in goods-producing sectors. Still, firms expect the recovery to be uneven; in particular, businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic anticipate challenging times ahead.
January 11, 2021

Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations—Fourth Quarter of 2020

The Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations (CSCE) collects respondents’ views on inflation, the labour market and household finances. The survey for the fourth quarter of 2020 was conducted from November 10 to December 1, 2020. This period coincides with a sharp increase in COVID‑19 cases across Canada and follows announcements about the development of effective vaccines. Since the survey was conducted, some provinces have imposed additional measures to contain the spread of the virus. In addition, the first vaccines have begun to be administered. Like the previous two surveys, the fourth-quarter survey included questions on the impacts of COVID‑19 and the measures to contain its spread. This survey also asked respondents how they used any benefits they received from income-support programs that governments put in place to help them through the pandemic. This quarter, the report provides some details by demographic characteristics.

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December 15, 2020

Strengthening our exports

Speech summary Tiff Macklem Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Vancouver, British Columbia
Governor Tiff Macklem talks about the importance of trade and exports to Canada’s economic recovery. He also talks about steps policy-makers and business can take to attract investment and improve competitiveness.

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January 20, 2021 Monetary Policy Report - Press Conference (Webcasts) - January 2021

Release of the Monetary Policy Report - Press conference by Governor Tiff Macklem (11:15 (ET) approx.).

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