June 3, 2020
May 25, 2020 A risk management approach to monetary policy will help guide the Bank of Canada’s actions as the economy goes through extreme uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Stephen S. Poloz said today.
May 6, 2020 The Bank of Canada’s Annual Report for 2019 was tabled in the House of Commons today.
May 1, 2020 The Directors of the Bank of Canada, appointed under Section 9 of the Bank of Canada Act, today announced that they have appointed Tiff Macklem as Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term, effective 3 June 2020.
April 15, 2020 The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at ¼ percent, which the Bank considers its effective lower bound. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is ¼ percent. The Bank also announced new measures to provide additional support to Canada’s financial system.
March 31, 2020 The Bank of Canada today welcomed the move by a number of Canadian banks, including the six largest, to draw on its new Standing Term Liquidity Facility (STLF).
March 30, 2020 The Bank of Canada announced today that it successfully launched its new Standing Term Liquidity Facility (STLF).
March 27, 2020 The Bank of Canada today lowered its target for the overnight rate by 50 basis points to ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is ¼ percent. This unscheduled rate decision brings the policy rate to its effective lower bound and is intended to provide support to the Canadian financial system and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 17, 2020 Governing Council’s decision to cut interest rates on Friday, 13 March, 2020 took place under unique circumstances. As such, Governing Council is offering this statement of its reasoning from the decision of March 13.
March 15, 2020 The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Swiss National Bank are today announcing a coordinated action to enhance the provision of liquidity via the standing U.S. dollar liquidity swap line arrangements.