Thursday Aug 18th, 2022


Prominent Bay Street economist David Rosenberg said recession is “unavoidable” for the Bank of Canada as it pursues its fight against inflation.

In a TV interview with BNN Bloomberg, the founder and president of Rosenberg Research shared his thoughts on the Bank of Canada’s “aggressive posture,” noting that there’s nothing about the recent drop in Statistic Canada’s consumer point index that would cause the central bank to hit pause on its rate-hiking plans.

“Let’s face it, 7.6% headline inflation rate might be off the peak, but when you consider that we were at 4.8% at the end of 2021, we were 3.7% a year ago,” he said. “So, we’re basically double where we were this time last year, and it is the third-highest print in the past four decades.”


Rosenberg added that the “odds are high” that interest rates increase by 75 basis points in the future.

The Bank of Canada began hiking interest rates in March to keep inflation down to a target 2%. This has not happened!

“I think a recession is actually unavoidable for the Bank of Canada,” Rosenberg told BNN Bloomberg. “It might be desirable to crush inflation because that’s their number one priority right now.”

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