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On June 22, 2016 Bill C-15 became law along with its controversial "Bail-In Regime". In the crash of 2008 governments "bailed out" banks with billions of dollars. The next time around banks will be permitted to seize your deposits and exchange them for shares, shares in a failed bank.
Some say that Canadian banks are so strong Canadians don't have to worry. But the experts say "Canada is in Serious Trouble". DBRS, Moody's and Standard and Poors all have downgraded Canadian banks to a "negative" outlook. The Bank of Canada says our housing market is 30% overvalued, Deutsche Bank says 63% and CMHC says 35%. With average house prices now over $1.3 million in Toronto and Vancouver, a crash appears imminent.
Canadian banks have over $1 trillion invested in residential mortgages. If values come down, banks could easily find themselves under water at which time they will be permitted to take your hard earned deposits to pay their debts.
Deposits under $100,000 appear to be covered by CDIC insurance but anything above, personal or business, will be fair game for the bail-in.