The Central Bank of Canada does not yet see the need to launch its own digital currency, but is ready to do this in order to counter popular private projects.
Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Tim Lanestated that at the moment there is no good reason to use the central bank’s digital currency (CBDC), but the prototype is ready. According to him, the solution is a safe and reliable option of electronic money, which can easily pay for purchases and store.
Although while the Central Bank does not see the point in launching, but does not exclude what in the future can dothis, if some private stablecoin citizens begin to widely use as an alternative to the Canadian dollar. The biggest threat now is the Libra project, which Facebook continues to develop, despite pressure from many governments.
However, for now, the Bank of Canada plans to hold a series of consultations with leading central banks, find out the opinion of regional administrations on this issue and continue research in this direction.