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Bank of Canada holds rates steady at 1%

On October 25, 2017, the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate on hold at 1%. The rate rose by 0.25% in July and again in September. Since then, the Bank has cautioned that future interest rate increases depend on whether economic data suggest that inflation is starting to percolate…. View More >

Federal government tax proposals for personal incorporation

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) would like to applaud the government for amending its tax proposals for personal incorporation and listening to the views and concerns of CREA’s 125,000 REALTOR® members. “We were pleased to take part in the consultations and appreciate the government took time to carefully consider the feedback we offered, said… View More >

Bank of Canada raises rates again, now at 1%

The Bank of Canada announced on September 6, 2017, it was further raising its trend-setting overnight lending rate from 0.75% to 1%. The rate rose by 0.25% in July, meaning the latest September increase fully unwinds the half-percentage point by which the Bank dropped interest rates in early 2015 after oil prices suddenly dropped in… View More >

Bank of Canada boosts rates by ¼ point

Says economy has now adjusted to lower oil prices The Bank of Canada announced on July 12th, 2017 that it was raising its trend-setting overnight lending rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. The increase partially unwinds the half-percentage point by which the Bank dropped interest rates in early 2015 following the sudden drop in oil prices… View More >