interest rates

9:11AM
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Trudeau government can’t bank on low interest rates forever

A one percentage point increase in the effective interest rate would increase Ottawa's annual debt interest costs by $13.8 billion.


11:55AM
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Governments betting on low interest rates may experience rude awakening

The Trudeau government will run a record budget deficit approaching $400 billion.


4:43PM
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Trudeau government eyeing massive new social programs

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 is an esitmated $343.2 billion.


3:21PM
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Trudeau floats false rhetoric on ‘new’ taxes

Debt interest will cost Ottawa an estimated $19.5 billion this year.


4:27PM
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Federal finances remain vulnerable to fluctuating interest rates

In the 1990s, federal debt-interest costs routinely eclipsed 30 per cent of revenues.


11:13AM
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How interest rates affect labour participation among Canadian workers young and old

Workers aged 55 years and over hold one-fifth of the jobs in Canada.


11:07AM
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Unemployment is lower than it’s been in at least 42 years.


10:39AM
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Sale prices in the Greater Toronto Area at the end of 2016 were almost 110 per cent higher than a decade prior.


10:28AM
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The higher-than-expected inflation of the late-1980s was one reason the bank switched to inflation targeting.