Consumer Confidence Hits Its Highest Point in Nine Months

Canadian Economics    March 24, 2023

As inflation continues to trend downwards, the Bank of Canada decided to pause rate hikes in March. On the heels of this news, we have seen improvements in consumers’ outlooks for their current and future finances, as they see this as a chance to catch up on their debt burden, which has increased dramatically following the series of hikes.

Quick take  •  3-min read
Walter Bolduc

Right Idea, Wrong Timing? Our Analysis of Quebec’s Budget 2023

Canadian Economics    March 22, 2023

The Quebec Government issued Budget 2023 on Tuesday, putting forward tax cuts and additional spending at a time when inflation remains a concern.

Commentary  •  5-min read
CBoC Economics Team

Price Growth Eased in February, But New Risks Have Appeared on the Bank of Canada’s Radar

Canadian Economics    March 21, 2023

In line with expectations, headline inflation continued to ease in February. Price growth for much of the consumer price index (CPI) basket remains higher than 3 per cent year-over-year, but a handful of goods and services prices are contributing disproportionately to overall CPI growth.

Quick take  •  2-min read
Kiefer Van Mulligen

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