The Bank of Canada raised the interest rate once again, shocking a section of the market. I honestly expected this as the fundamentals aimed at it, with inflation still high, a tight labour market, the US still very aggressively raising rates, and the time it takes for people to renew their mortgages and take higher rates. Also, relative to inflation interest rates are still around historical averages.
It sadly does mean higher debt costs for everyone. This will also mean a slowdown in the medium term, but how big will this be (either a recession or not) is anyone’s guess. Canada has a safer banking system, so interest rate risks are significantly lower, giving more runway to the BoC for future rises.
CTV News London interviewed me about this yesterday. I speak around 6 minutes in.