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Mortgage News & Press Releases - January 2001

  • Housing Starts Down in December
    OTTAWA, Ontario, January 9, 2001 — The annual rate of housing starts in Canada fell 4.9 per cent in December 2000 to 148,000 units* compared to 155,600 in November, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Urban singles starts were down 4.8 per cent to 73,900 units, compared to 77,600 in November while urban multiples starts decreased 6.9 per cent to 52,900 in …
  • SRC and CMHC Unveil Electrical and Energy Efficiency Project
    OTTAWA, Ontario, January 17, 2001 — The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) today unveiled an ambitious research project on saving energy in existing homes. Funded by the CMHC, the SRC project will result in work on six homes in Saskatoon this year with the ambitious target of improving each home's natural gas and electrical …
  • Bank of Canada Governor says Canada's economy faces the future with sound ...
    TORONTO, Ontario, January 22, 2001 — In a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto, Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen reviewed Canada's economic performance during the 1990s, focusing on the changes that have taken place in our economy and what these changes mean for the future. Mr. Thiessen said that, after a difficult period of adjustment in the 1990s, the Canadian economy has …
  • Bank of Canada lowers Bank Rate to 5 3/4 per cent
    OTTAWA, Ontario, January 23, 2001 — The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering the Bank Rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 5 3/4 per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate is correspondingly lowered, and the Bank's target for the overnight rate is reduced to 5 1/2 per cent. The Bank's action was taken in light of a number of considerations bearing on …
  • Canada and Italy Sign Housing Co-Operation Agreement
    OTTAWA, Ontario, January 24, 2001 — Canada and Italy inaugurated an era of increased bilateral co-operation in housing and related technologies thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday in Ottawa. The Honourable Alfonso Gagliano, Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Honourable Mauro Fabris, Under Secretary of State for …


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