Poloz Comments on Canada Export Disappointment, Policy Mix

(Bloomberg) — Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz spoke to reporters in Washington on Saturday, his last scheduled public comments before the Bank of Canada releases its next interest rate decision and monetary policy report on Oct. 19. Here are highlights of what he said.   On Recent Housing Measures“These absolutely will mean that we will have mitigated some of those risks going down the road. These things can move really slowly. You are not going to suddenly have no longer vulnerabilities. The very high ratio of debt to income will persist for a long time and as we’ve said we want the economy to strengthen so from underneath that ratio will look more sustainable but the high debt will last for a very long time.” On Financial Stability and Monetary Policy“I’ve said it would be an extreme situation for the bank to feel constrained if the primary …