Bank of Canada

Why politics and central banking shouldn't mix | The Line

Published: 24May2022

May 13, 2022 | In a recent debate, Conservative Party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre pledged that—if he were to become prime minister—he would fire the governor of the Bank of Canada. Max...

Experts: Canadian inflation hits a new three-decade high

Published: 23Feb2022

Inflation hit a new three-decade high in January, heaping more pressure on the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates for the first time since the pandemic started. The consumer price index rose 5...

Canada's cost of living increased 4.8% in December, the fastest rate since 1991 | CBC News

Published: 20Jan2022

January 19, 2022 | Director Chris Ragan discusses supply chain disruptions and Canada's inflation rate rising to a 30-year high on CBC News. "There's a lot of pent-up demand," Chris notes,...

Burning Questions: Is Ottawa finally about to get serious about housing bubbles? | Regina Leader-Post

Published: 5Jan2022

December 24, 2021 | After Director Christopher Ragan published an essay in the Hub that perhaps Freeland and Macklem actually disagree about how the central bank should conduct policy rather than...

Inflation 101, with Christopher Ragan | The Hill Times

Published: 16Dec2021

December 15, 2021 | Director Christopher Ragan joins The Hill Times' The Hot Room podcast to explain how inflation works, whether the Trudeau government is to blame for rising prices, and the Bank...

‘Leave it alone’: Chris Ragan comments on the Bank of Canada mandate debate | The Hub

Published: 15Nov2021

November 12, 2021 | Following a dialogue between The Hub and Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan, this article outlines the history of the Bank of Canada's agreement with the federal government...

Down to the Wire for the Bank of Canada’s Mandate Renewal


If recent history is any guide, the Government of Canada and the Bank of Canada will be announcing a new mandate for the Bank within the next several weeks. There are many available choices but...

Election campaign and inflation set up ‘perfect storm’ for usually sleepy review of BoC monetary policy | The Globe and Mail

Published: 26Aug2021

August 20, 2021 | The Bank of Canada's mandate renewal—usually a mundane and technical affair—is generating interest in the political sphere as Canadas 44th federal election gets underway. In this...

Expert: Bank of Canada should start issuing digital currency, experts say

Published: 23Jun2021

Some technologists are telling the Bank of Canada (BoC) that its wait-and-see approach when it comes to issuing digital currencies runs the risk of leaving it behind in the race to innovate...


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