The Financial Post has an article that lays the blame for the enormous Canadian housing bubble on former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney:
Carney, perhaps even more than former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, was an excellent crisis central banker. Unfortunately, he did not nail the dismount.
After it became clear in 2010 that the developed world had exited the financial crisis, Carney raised rates just a little, to 1 per cent, and then left them there until 2013, when he joined the Bank of England.
Seems like joining the Bank of England should count as nailing the dismount.
If Canada has a hard landing, accompanied by a severe recession or a depression, Carney’s (and to a lesser extent, Poloz’s) mistake will have been unforgivable.
Read the full article over at the financial post.