Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate for first time since 2020

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate by 25 basis points. The decision by the Bank of Canada to cut its key interest rate marks a significant shift after two years of grappling with inflationary pressures. This quarter-point cut, the first in over four years, reflects growing confidence that inflation gradually aligns with the bank’s two percent target.

Governor Tiff Macklem’s remarks suggest a cautious optimism, hinting at the possibility of further rate reductions should inflation continue to decrease. With predictions from T-D foreseeing a potential decrease to 4.25 percent by year-end, it appears that the bank is poised to take proactive measures to support economic stability amidst evolving inflationary dynamics.