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Andrew Kelvin, senior Canada rates strategist at TD Securities, suggests that they are expecting that even with a decent rebound in Canadian growth, BoC’s overnight rate is likely to remain at 1.75% through all of 2020 in addition to 2019.

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“We believe Governor Poloz when he says the Bank is data dependent, and experience supports that assertion. Looking at the recent evolution of the data, near-term risks skew decisively towards easing. If the BoC moves in 2019, it is more likely to be a cut.”

“As long as risks skew towards rate cuts, front-end rates should remain pinned below overnight. At the same time, we expect modestly higher Treasury yields to put upward pressure on rates in the belly and long-end of the CAD curve later this year. Taken together, those two factors argue for a steeper curve over a 6-12 month horizon.”