Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada (BoC), and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Rogers explain the BoC decision to leave the interest rate unchanged at 5% after the January policy meeting and respond to questions from the press.
"Inflation is still somewhat broad-based and that's why we're concerned about the persistence of underlying inflation
"It's important that we don't give Canadians a false sense of precision as regards the timing of a rate cut."
"If governments were to add more spending on top of what they've already planned for this year, it certainly could start getting in the way of trying to bring inflation down to 2% target."
"We didn't spend a lot of time talking about hikes this time."