Council Reports

October 21, 2021 – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) recommends that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, at 0.25 percent through December, before raising it to 0.50 percent by April of 2022, and to 1.00 percent by October of 2022. It also recommends that the Bank reduce its quantitative-easing purchases of Government of Canada bonds from the current pace of $2 billion per week.

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 CEO, chairs the Council. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s…

September 2, 2021 – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) recommends that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, at 0.25 percent through October, before raising it to 0.50 percent by March of 2022, and to 0.75 percent by September of 2022. It also recommends that the Bank maintain its quantitative-easing purchases of Government of Canada bonds at the current pace of $2 billion per week.

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 CEO, chairs the Council. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s upcoming interest-rate…

July 8, 2021 – The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) recommends that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, at 0.25 percent at least until January of 2022, and raise it to 0.50 percent by July of 2022. It also recommends that the Bank reduce its quantitative-easing purchases of Government of Canada bonds below its current pace of $3 billion per week.

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 CEO, chairs the Council. Council members make recommendations for the Bank of Canada’s upcoming interest-rate announcement, the subsequent…