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June 18, 2003

Recent Economic Developments and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Remarks David Dodge Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce Halifax, Nova Scotia
It's been a year since I last spoke in Halifax, and a lot has changed since then. We've witnessed some extraordinary events, both in Canada and around the world. On the whole, Canada's economy has withstood the turmoil quite well. The impact of some more recent events is not yet clear.
June 12, 2003

Recent Economic Developments and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Remarks David Dodge Conseil du patronat du Québec Montréal, Quebec
I want to talk to you about the Canadian economy - how it has evolved over the past few months and what are the prospects ahead. In doing so, I will review the economic forecast from our latest Monetary Policy Report, which we published in April. Then I will talk about what has changed since that time.
June 11, 2003

It All Starts with the Data

Remarks David Dodge Conference of European Statisticians Geneva, Switzerland
Our statistical needs are fundamentally shaped by what we are expected to do under our mandate. The primary goal of most central banks today is to conduct monetary policy so as to achieve and maintain price stability. Low, stable, and predictable inflation is the means to our ultimate objective of solid economic performance over time.
June 5, 2003

How Sound Economic Policies Help During Uncertain Times

Remarks David Dodge German-Canadian Business Club of Berlin-Brandenburg Berlin, Germany
It is an honour and a privilege to address the German-Canadian Business Club of Berlin-Brandenburg at its inaugural meeting. Groups such as this one serve many important purposes, not the least of which is the development of trading links that help to strengthen the economies of both our countries.
May 13, 2003

Policies to Sustain Growth Domestically and Internationally

Remarks David Dodge Foreign Bankers' Association in the Netherlands Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I have been looking forward to coming to Amsterdam since Governor Wellink extended the invitation last year. I must say that when you consider what has been happening in the world economy, it is certainly an interesting time to be a Canadian at international meetings such as the BIS meeting I attended yesterday.
April 30, 2003

Opening Statement before the Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee

Opening statement David Dodge Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee
The last time I testified before this committee was in the spring of 2002, because we were unable to arrange our regular meeting last fall. You will recall that following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, we quickly and aggressively cut our policy interest rate to shore up confidence and support domestic demand. By last spring, evidence had already started to build that demand was growing faster than the economy's production capacity.
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