The Bank of Canada is seen Wednesday September 6, 2017 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Bank of Canada is cutting its overnight rate target by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last rate cut was last week, when it dropped from 1.75 per cent to 1.25 per cent.
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Meantime, Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the government is making 10-billion-dollars available to businesses through a credit facility program.
He says it was an effective tool during the 2008 financial crisis and will be again now.
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