With a lower growth forecast, the Bank of Canada is once again keeping its key policy rate unchanged, noting that our historic low rates "will likely remain appropriate for a period of time, after which some modest withdrawal will likely be required." With a weaker second half of 2012, the bank projects that growth in Canada will regain some momentum through 2013, with the economy "reaching full capacity in mid 2015 – later than anticipated."
The prime rate for most lenders should stay at 3%, now unchanged since September 2010.
The Bank's next rate decision is scheduled for May 29.
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