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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz

How to stimulate an economy without really trying

As it prepares for Wednesday’s interest-rate statement, the Bank of Canada finds itself walking a policy tightrope: How to address the country’s sluggish economy and perilously low inflation pace, without pouring gasoline on the housing and household debt fires in the process? A growing number of pundits think they have the answer: Start talking about interest-rate cuts.