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08 Nov 2018
Nov
08
The C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council support measures to reinvigorate competition enforcement in Canada and safeguard the Commissioner of Competition’s ability to act as an effective advocate for competition.  This includes ensuring that the Competition Bureau is adequately resourced to do its job effectively.  At their most recent meeting, a majority of Council members also supported maintaining the Bureau as part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), where the Bureau can help influence the direction of Canada’s industrial policy and encourage reliance on competitive market forces over direct economic regulation. In a new communique titled: “Is Canada’s Competition Watchdog on a Leash?”...
08 Nov 2018
Nov
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November 8, 2018 – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council support measures to reinvigorate competition enforcement in Canada and safeguard the Commissioner of Competition’s ability to act as an effective advocate for competition.  This includes ensuring that the Competition Bureau is adequately resourced to do its job effectively.  At their most recent meeting, a majority of Council members also supported maintaining the Bureau as part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), where the Bureau can help influence the direction of Canada’s industrial policy and encourage reliance on competitive market forces over direct economic regulation. In a new communique titled: “Is Canada’s Competition Watchdog...
18 Oct 2018
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October 18, 2018 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) called for the Bank of Canada to raise its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, to 1.75 percent at its next announcement on October 24, 2018. Looking further ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.75 percent in December, with subsequent increases raising it to 2.50 percent by October of 2019. The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance consistent with the Bank of Canada’s 2 percent inflation target. Jeremy Kronick, an Associate Director, Research, at the C.D. Howe Institute chaired the 122nd Council’s meeting. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s...
30 Aug 2018
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August 30, 2018 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) called for the Bank of Canada to hold its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, at 1.50 percent at its next announcement on September 5, 2018. Looking further ahead, the Council called for a hike in the target to 1.75 percent in October, with further increases raising it to 2.25 percent by September of 2019. 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 interest-rate announcement, the subsequent...
05 Jul 2018
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July 5, 2018 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) called for the Bank of Canada to raise its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, to 1.50 percent at its next announcement on July 11, 2018. Looking further ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.50 percent in September, with further increases raising it to 2.00 percent by July of 2019. The MPC provides an independent assessment of the monetary stance consistent with the Bank of Canada’s 2 percent inflation target. Jeremy Kronick, an Associate Director, Research at the C.D. Howe Institute chaired the 120th Council’s meeting. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s...

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