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23 Feb 2017
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February 23, 2017 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.50 percent at its next announcement on March 1, 2017.  Looking ahead, the Council said the Bank should hold the target at 0.50 percent over the next six months, and raise it to 0.75 percent by March of 2018. The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance consistent with the Bank of Canada’s 2 percent inflation target. William Robson, the Institute’s President and CEO, chairs the Council. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s upcoming...
12 Jan 2017
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January 12, 2017 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.50 percent at its next announcement on January 18, 2017.  Looking ahead, the Council said the Bank should hold the target at 0.50 percent over the next six months, and raise it to 0.75 percent by January of 2018. The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance consistent with the Bank of Canada’s 2 percent inflation target. William Robson, the Institute’s President and CEO, chairs the Council. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s upcoming...
21 Dec 2016
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Report of the C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council December 21, 2016 - It is not possible to call the first two quarters of 2015 a recession. This is the consensus view of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council, which met on December 13, 2016. The C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council, chaired by Steve Ambler, is an arbiter of business cycle dates in Canada.  The Council meets on an annual basis, or as warranted when economic conditions indicate the possibility of entry to, or exit from, a recession. The Council also acts as a conduit for research aimed at deepening understanding of how the economy evolves and to provide relevant information to decision makers. The Council reviewed its...
01 Dec 2016
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December 1, 2016 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 0.50 percent at its next announcement on December 7, 2016.  Looking ahead, the Council said the Bank should hold the target at 0.50 percent over the next six months, and narrowly voted for it to stay there until December of 2017. The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance consistent with the Bank of Canada’s 2 percent inflation target. William Robson, the Institute’s President and CEO, chairs the Council. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada...
20 Oct 2016
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Report of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council The federal government should cautiously expand the kinds of anti-competitive acts that private parties – and not just the Competition Bureau – can take legal action against in Canada to include abuses of dominance. However, the government should not otherwise lower existing thresholds for private parties to commence proceedings to enforce competition laws and should make no more than incremental changes to private rights of action. Although there was considerable difference of opinion regarding the extent and benefits of private party interventions, this is the majority view of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council, which held its twelfth meeting on October 11...

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