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2024 Canadian Outlook

Dan North | February 2024
Interest rates will remain relatively high through the middle of 2024. The Bank of Canada (BoC) drove interest rates up to multi-decade highs in 2022 and 2023, raising the overnight rate a total of 4.75% to 5.0% in the course of a year and a half. By comparison, the previous fastest hiking cycle started in 1997 and rose a mere 2.5% over the same amount of time.

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