The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada are seeking views of Government Securities Distributors, institutional investors, and other interested parties on issues related to the design and operation of the Government of Canada’s domestic debt program for 2018-19 and beyond. Regular consultations with market participants are an integral and valued part of the debt management process. 

This year, we are interested in obtaining views on: (1) the functioning of Government of Canada treasury bill and bond programs, (2) the implementation of a mandatory post-trade transparency regime for government securities, and (3) Government of Canada ultra-long bond issuance.

The Debt Management Strategy consultation period will close at the end of October 2017. A summary of comments received from market participants will be made available on the Bank of Canada’s website concurrently with the release of the Debt Management Strategy for 2018-19.

For further information, please contact:

Wendy Chan
Director, Debt Management
Funds Management and Banking Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7913

James Wu
Chief, Debt Management Policy
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 369-3898

Media:

Media Relations
Bank of Canada
613 782-8782