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Annual Surtax on High Value Houses…A Really Bad Idea for the Canadian Housing Market & Economy

Taxes have never achieved anything good for an Economy or a Society and certainly have never achieved the objective that they were originally dreamt up for.  They are punitive and negative and discourage raising the overall standard of living for all. A new report backed by Canada’s national housing agency is calling for a home …

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BoC Bank Rate Announcement – Wednesday June 3rd, Tiff’s first

Today, Wednesday June 3rd, the Bank of Canada (BoC) made its sixth interest rate announcement this year, the first under its newly appointed Governor Tiff Macklem. The BoC has repeatedly stated that it has no intention of reducing the rate below its where it is at currently: 0.25%. The BoC did state that the impact …

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Bank of Canada Regularly Scheduled Rate Announcement Today – April 15, 2020

Today was a regularly scheduled announcement date for the Bank of Canada (BoC). After an unprecedented month of March when the BoC chopped their key rate three separate times for a total decrease of 1.5%, there was no change in their key rate today. The BoC press release today was very important and I encourage …

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Bank of Canada changes its thoughts from higher rate to lower rate

Today the Bank of Canada (BoC), on their scheduled announcement date, decided to leave their key rate and not change it. They made it clear that there are no more thoughts of raising the rate this year. After taking stock of the past six months in the Canadian economy, they have no choice but to …

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April 18, 2018 – Bank of Canada Announces No Change To Bank Rate

Today the Bank of Canada (BoC) announced that it will be leaving its key rate unchanged at 1.25%. Canadian financial institutions are expected to follow suit and leave their Prime rate of lending at 3.45% Contrary to previous thinking; BoC is not raising rates at the pace they were expecting to. Hesitation has been caused …

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Canada economy to recover in second half: economists

The Canadian economy should emerge from recession during the second half of the year as stimulus measures take effect, setting the stage for interest rate hikes in a year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. The quarterly economic survey of 20 economists, conducted in the days before the Bank of Canada made an expected rate …

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Canada is entering a recession, decides Bank of Canada

The Canadian economy is going down hard and so are interest rates, and to what are their lowest levels in half a century, and for one key rate for consumers and businesses, the lowest level ever. The Bank of Canada, finally conceding that the Canadian economy is “entering a recession” slashed its trend-setting rate by …

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