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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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Cure for Housing Market Carries Risk

Steve Ladurantaye, Tara Perkins, and Bill Curry The housing market that led Canada out of recession is now so hot that Ottawa is talking about doing something to cool it off, a move economists say carries risks for the economy. Fuelled by record low interest rates, residential real estate prices have gained 20 per cent this …

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Central Banking Crisis

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s options were quickly running out. The economy was still in deep decline, interest rates were already at their lowest ever and he couldn’t take them much lower without bumping up against zero. Like many central bankers these days, he turned to unconventional means. But instead of fully …

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A Rethinking of Monetary Policy

OTTAWA — The Great Consensus is coming undone. By raising and lowering short-term interest rates to keep inflation moving at a targeted pace, many central bankers and academics thought they had finally found a monetary policy solution to conquer the booms and busts of the business cycle. After such failures as the gold standard and …

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Schools Have Failed on the Financial Literacy Front

Globe and Mail Update February 23, 2009 The recent federal budget included the establishment of an independent task force to make recommendations on financial literacy, among other issues. Our organization, the Investor Education Fund, applauds this development and looks forward to working with such a committee. In the past nine years, we have learned that …

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