Significant Stimulus Needed to Rebuild Economy, Poloz Says

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, in his final speech before stepping down next week, said the deflationary risks associated with the pandemic and lockdowns are more concerning than the potential build up of inflationary pressures and vulnerabilities due to the extraordinary measures taken by policy makers.

“Although a minority of observers worry that these extreme policies will create inflation someday, our dominant concern was with the downside risk and the possibility that deflation could emerge,” Poloz said, according to remarks prepared for a speech to the University of Alberta…… click here for the complete article