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With so much stimulus already in the system, there isn’t much suspense around the April interest rate announcement by the Bank of Canada (BoC), per TD Securities.

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“As long as Poloz is Governor, we see limited risk of another rate cut from the BoC.”

“If the BoC forecast errs on the optimistic side (-3.0% or higher on 2020 GDP) then it would imply a lower bar to additional asset purchases or rate cuts. Conversely, if the BoC takes a more pessimistic path (-5.0% GDP growth or below), it would suggest that they believe their announced policy stance is appropriate.”

“We look for 2020 CPI inflation forecasts of 1.3% and 2.2% in 2020 and 2021.”