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Why the Case for a Bank of Canada Rate Hike Isn’t Airtight

  • Risks remain from weak inflation, rising currency and housing
  • Still, all of Canada’s big banks predict rate hike next week
Stephen Poloz

Stephen Poloz

Photographer: Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg

A Bank of Canada rate increase next week isn’t a sure thing.

Even with all of Canada’s biggest commercial banks now calling for a hike, if the central bank chooses to hold off, it could cite a range of factors from tepid inflation to Nafta uncertainties.