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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.
December 12, 2019

The Bank of Canada’s plans for 2020

Speech summary Stephen S. Poloz Empire Club of Canada Toronto, Ontario
In his traditional year-end speech, Governor Stephen S. Poloz described some of the long-term forces affecting the global and Canadian economies that will shape the Bank’s work in 2020.
September 5, 2019

Canadian economy resilient even as global outlook worsens

Speech summary Lawrence L. Schembri Halifax Chamber of Commerce Halifax, Nova Scotia
Speaking a day after we decided to hold interest rates steady, Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri discussed the key points Governing Council considered in their decision.
June 17, 2019

The merits of a floating exchange rate

Speech summary Lawrence L. Schembri Economics Society of Northern Alberta (ESNA) Edmonton, Alberta
Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri explains how Canada’s monetary policy framework—inflation targeting underpinned by a flexible exchange rate—has proved to be the most durable in the post-war period.
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