September 17, 2020 The Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada announced today that Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins informed them that she will not seek a second term.
September 9, 2020
Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easingThe Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is ¼ percent. The Bank is also continuing its quantitative easing (QE) program, with large-scale asset purchases of at least $5 billion per week of Government of Canada bonds.
August 24, 2020 The Bank of Canada today launched an online public consultation to gather Canadians’ views on the Bank’s approach to monetary policy. The “Let’s Talk Inflation” campaign is part of an effort to reach out to all Canadians before the Bank renews its agreement with the federal government on the monetary policy framework in 2021.
August 10, 2020 Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem has designated Interac e‑Transfer® as a prominent payment system under the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act, effective August 10, 2020. This brings Bank oversight to this payment system and ensures it remains a safe, viable and effective method of payment for Canadians.
July 30, 2020