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August 25, 2020

The gap between inflation perceptions and reality

Speech summary Lawrence L. Schembri Canadian Association for Business Economics Kingston, Ontario
Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri talks about the difference between how Canadians perceive inflation and the actual measured rate, why this gap may exist, and what it could mean for monetary policy and the economy.
June 18, 2020

Spending patterns in a pandemic

Speech summary Lawrence L. Schembri Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri explains how household spending has changed because of COVID-19 and discusses why the Bank expects the recovery to have two phases.
June 4, 2020

Supporting markets during the crisis

Speech summary Toni Gravelle Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Sudbury, Ontario
Speaking a day after the Bank left the policy rate unchanged, Deputy Governor Toni Gravelle explains how efforts to keep financial markets functioning through the COVID-19 crisis will lay a solid foundation for economic recovery.
May 25, 2020

Dealing with extreme uncertainty

Speech summary Stephen S. Poloz University of Alberta’s Eric J. Hanson Memorial Lecture Edmonton, Alberta
In a lecture capping off his time as Governor, Stephen S. Poloz discusses how the Bank uses a risk management approach to deal with uncertainty about risks such as the ones associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 5, 2020

Labour market is key to Canada’s resilience

Speech summary Stephen S. Poloz Women in Capital Markets Toronto, Ontario
Governor Stephen S. Poloz talks about how the labour market is a key source of resilience for Canada’s economy and reviews the Bank of Canada’s decision to lower interest rates. 
February 5, 2020

Securing prosperity is up to all of us

Speech summary Carolyn A. Wilkins Economic Club of Canada Toronto, Ontario
Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins explains that Canada is well-positioned to secure prosperity and avoid a long period of slow growth if we take the right steps.
January 30, 2020

How vulnerabilities like debt can affect interest rates

Speech summary Paul Beaudry Laval University Québec, Québec
Deputy Governor Paul Beaudry explains to students at Laval University why financial vulnerabilities—such as household debt—are important for the Bank of Canada when it sets interest rates.