Effective January 1, 2017, financial regulators will make default insurers (like CMHC) hold more capital when insuring mortgages in highly valued cities. The purpose is to keep government-backed insurers more solvent if home prices fall off a cliff. But financial stability has a cost. Capital is not free so...
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“Young folks with mortgages regularly thank me for keeping interest rates low.“ —Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz In fact, Mr. Poloz’s decisions to keep rates low have practically been made for him, by serially disappointing economic data. Monetary...