Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The myth of Canada's strong financial sector.

Carney and Flaherty have made a lot of hay boasting about how strong our banks are. They have been lecturing the poor Europeans and Americans. Of course the truth is very far from this fantasyland. The only reason we have 'strong banks' is because the risk of high leverage mortgages has already been pre-transferred to the tax-payer, via the CMHC.

These three graphs will show you how different things are in reality and how potentially dire:

Kudos to the Economic Analyst for the first two charts.