Effective 13 December 2005, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc./HSBC Bank Canada will become a primary dealer for Government of Canada marketable bonds and treasury bills, respectively, and Desjardins Securities will become a primary dealer for Government of Canada marketable bonds.

For further information, please contact:

Nigel Stephens
Chief
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 943-1944
stephens.nigel@fin.gc.ca
Marc Pellerin
Principal
Domestic Debt Management
Bank of Canada
613 782-8429
mpellerin@bankofcanada.ca