inflation

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Latest agreement leaves Bank of Canada’s responsibilities unclear

The 2021 agreement introduced a new goal—that monetary policy should also support maximum “sustainable” employment.


8:19AM
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Ottawa threatening Bank of Canada’s independent image

The goal of "maximum sustainable employment" is largely determined by forces beyond the central bank’s control.


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Ottawa benefits from inflation-spurred tax revenue

Government tax revenues can increase even though the inflation-adjusted incomes of most Canadians do not.


9:47AM
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Bank of Canada rate hike may be too little too late

Ramping up interest rates at this juncture places more of the burden of fighting inflation on consumers.


9:01AM
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President Biden doubles down on statism

The president scuttled the Keystone XL pipeline and suppressed domestic production of oil and natural gas.


9:37AM
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Bank of Canada could muddy price signals with aggressive monetary policy

If the inflation rate remains relatively stable over time, suppliers should know when higher prices signal increased scarcity.


9:34AM
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Latest inflation numbers may be sign of things to come

The price of meat has increased by 9 per cent in Canada.


9:58AM
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Brace yourselves, Canada, inflation may be here to stay

The price of gas has increased by 41.7 per cent over the last 12 months.