Fall economic update to be presented Nov. 3


Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will be presenting an update on the state of the Canadian financial system on Nov. 3.

The Finance Department introduced the date for the anticipated fall economic assertion on Friday. 

Next week’s fiscal presentation is anticipated to embody up to date economic projections as Canada’s financial system seems to be slowing down, and comes as Canadians are feeling the impacts of excessive inflation and amid forecasts from the Bank of Canada and economists of a possible recession in 2023.

“The statement will provide information on the state of the Canadian economy within a challenging global environment and outline the government’s plan to continue building an economy that works for everyone,” stated the division in an announcement.

With its newest rate of interest hike on Wednesday, Canada’s central financial institution predicted that the nation’s economic progress will proceed slowing into subsequent yr. Global progress can even lower to 1.5 per cent subsequent yr, a slowdown not seen since 1982, excluding the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2008 monetary disaster.

“That’s not a extreme contraction, however it’s a vital slowing of the financial system,” stated Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem throughout a press convention on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, inflation stays elevated at 6.9 per cent, with the Bank of Canada seeing no significant proof of it easing within the close to time period.

Freeland has lately signalled that the federal authorities is trying to present spending restraint, saying that it “merely can’t compensate each single Canadian for each single further value imposed by elevated world inflation. If we have been to strive to try this, we might be pouring gas on the inflationary flames.”

Instead, the Liberals have opted for “targeted” affordability measures, with a GST rebate quickly to be hitting eligible Canadians’ financial institution accounts, and a dental and housing profit bill now handed into the Senate for a last layer of scrutiny amid a pledge to see these measures handed earlier than the tip of the yr.

Similarly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated final week that “remaining fiscally accountable and measured in our response is important, as a result of we now have to put together for no matter may come within the coming weeks and months… in case issues worsen.”

In addition to the economic consequence of the approaching update, the doc is bound to grow to be a central focus for the opposition (*3*) and New Democrats who’re making concerted efforts to preserve Canadians’ struggles to sustain with the rising value of dwelling prime of the political agenda.

With information from CTV News’ Jordan Gowling 


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