Has the Bank of Canada Discovered Life on Mars?

The Bank of Canada has consistently been warning Canadians that higher interest rates are on the way yet, global economic conditions continue to deteriorate and rates held steady again last week. In today’s article by David Larock, a Mortgage Planner in Toronto, he ponders what the BoC is thinking.

The Bank of Canada (BoC) left its overnight rate unchanged last week, as expected.

The Bank also released its latest Monetary Policy Report (MPR), which I read with great interest because it gives us the BoC’s views on the state of the world’s economies and includes projections for where the Bank sees foreign and domestic economic momentum headed over the next several years.

In a perfect world, the MPR would offer an unbiased assessment but bluntly put, that has not been the case for some time now. The BoC remains primarily concerned about our elevated household debt levels and continues to warn Canadian consumers about higher future interest rates. Read more… 


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