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May 26, 1999

Opening Statement before the Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons

Opening statement Gordon Thiessen Standing Committee on Finance of the House of Commons
It is always a pleasure to appear before your Committee following the publication of our Monetary Policy Report. We released our ninth Report last Wednesday. The Bank of Canada began publishing these Reports on a semi-annual basis four years ago, as part of our effort to increase the transparency and accountability of the Bank's conduct of monetary policy.
May 19, 1999

Release of the Monetary Policy Report

Opening statement Gordon Thiessen
This morning we released our ninth Monetary Policy Report. The economic and financial situation is much improved since our previous Report in November. Financial markets have steadied in Southeast Asia, and prospects are good for a gradual recovery there. In Brazil, the authorities have taken major steps to address their difficulties. Overall, global financial markets […]
May 4, 1999

Global financial turbulence and the Canadian economy

Remarks Gordon Thiessen La Chambre de commerce de la région sherbrookoise Sherbrooke, Quebec
The world economy and Canada have had to navigate some difficult straits in the past couple of years. But we have made it through. And considering the tide from the Asian financial crisis that washed around the world, the Canadian economy has coped better this time around than in the past.
March 22, 1999

Financial sector reform, the economy, and monetary policy

Remarks Gordon Thiessen the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union Kitchener, Ontario
I am delighted to be with you this evening to celebrate the 35th annual meeting of the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union. On this occasion, I propose to speak about the Canadian economy and monetary policy. But given this audience, I thought I might start with some remarks on the future of the Canadian financial sector - a subject that has certainly grabbed its share of headlines over the past year!
March 11, 1999

Then and now: the change in views on the role of monetary policy since the Porter Commission

Lecture Gordon Thiessen C.D. Howe Institute Toronto, Ontario
Tony Hampson made a number of outstanding contributions to Canadian public life as well as having a successful business career. Many in this audience will be familiar with the fact that for a number of years he was Chairman of the C.D. Howe Institute's Policy Analysis Committee.
January 20, 1999

The euro: Its economic implications and its lessons for Canada

Remarks Gordon Thiessen Canadian Club of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario
We have just witnessed the dawn of a new era in Europe. Beginning this month, 11 of the 15 member countries of the European Union have joined in a currency union. And they are using the euro as their common currency. The currency union is yet another step on the road to greater economic, social, and political integration in Europe - a vision some 50 years in the making.
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