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November 9, 2010

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Canada and Global Financial Reform

Remarks Mark Carney International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies Geneva, Switzerland
There is an old saying, “Knowledge is gained from experience, and experience is gained from mistakes.” In Canada, we made our mistakes early and often in the 1970s and 1980s. Our fiscal situation deteriorated sharply, inflation surged to double-digit levels, and a few small regional banks collapsed.
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.