The Bank of Canada today released its 2012 schedule of eight dates for announcing decisions on its key policy interest rate and confirmed the announcement dates for the remainder of this year.

The announcement dates from September 2011 through December 2012 are:

Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Tuesday, 4 December 2012

All announcements will continue to be made at 09:00 (ET).

Accordingly, the Monetary Policy Report will be published at 10:30 (ET) on the following dates:

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012