Usd/cad - 1.2400 ... The U.S. currency rose strongly against the Canadian dollar to 1.2507 after the Bank of Canada cut its key benchmark interest rate unexpectedly by 25 basis points to 0.25%, however, BOC made no explicit promise to take unconventional measures to boost the economy. Investors took profit on present rally together with crude oil prices recovered to $45.60 after early selloff to $43.83.