Canada's money supply: FB12-7/6-2011E-PDF

"Some people ask why the Bank of Canada can’t directly increase or decrease the money supply at will, since it regulates the supply of paper currency in circulation. The answer is that the bank notes issued by the Bank represent only a small portion of all the money circulating in the economy at any one time. The bulk of the money supply consists of deposits that the public holds at financial institutions. The amount of money in circulation can be measured in a number of ways. Some of these different measures, which are called monetary aggregates, are described below"--p. [1].

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Title Canada's money supply
Series Title Backgrounders
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Note "October 2011." Title from caption. Issued also in French under title: L’offre de monnaie.
Date 2011, c2012.
Number of Pages [2] p.
Catalogue Number
  • FB12-7/6-2011E-PDF
Subject Terms Currency, Banks