Bank of Canada

Poilievre makes a point at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., May 11, 2022. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Poilievre says he would remove Bank of Canada Governor

Politics Insider for May 12: A roundup of the CPC debate; an Ontario Liberal candidate is fired over homophobic comments

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference following a rate announcement, April 13, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Bank of Canada makes its biggest key interest rate hike in 20 years

Politics Insider for April 14: The BoC’s big rate hike; Pierre Poilievre’s big rallies; and some tough housing questions

Stephen Poloz on taming the housing market and the dangers of a trade war

The Bank of Canada governor talks to Paul Wells about the state of the economy and how central bankers work in the age of Trump

A fond farewell to Canada’s little-known $25 bill

What could you have bought with that money in 1935? A lot, it turns out. Six decades later, you’d be down to a near-obsolete flip phone

Even as Canada’s economy booms, prices are barely rising

Econ-o-metric: Inflation is slowly rising, but probably not enough for the Bank of Canada to hike interest rates again. The bank’s message: be patient

Why Canadians shouldn’t worry about inflation—yet

Econ-o-metric: As a hot Canadian economy still shows signs of vulnerability, don’t expect interest rates to rise in the near future

The Bank of Canada’s anxiety over Trump and trade point to a pause for rates

Econo-metrics: If not for the NAFTA talks, the Bank of Canada would be feeling much better about the economy

Canada’s job market still shows weakness below the surface

Econo-metrics: Wage growth may finally be improving, but the Bank of Canada will need to see a lot more of that before it raises rates again

That was probably it for interest rate hikes in Canada for a while

For all the complaints that Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has a communication problem, the Bank sent clear signals that it will probably take a break from raising rates

Why a September interest rate hike makes sense

If the Bank of Canada’s decisions on rate increases are truly data dependent, Canadians should prepare for another this week

Inflation’s a good story. Except for beer prices.

Econ-o-metrics: Don’t make too much of one month of slightly hotter inflation, but the trend bolsters Bank of Canada’s outlook

What slow inflation could mean for interest rates

Econ-o-metrics: The Bank of Canada’s critics will say stubbornly low inflation means the latest rate hike was a mistake. But it might just mean the bank waits longer until the next hike.