15 June 2015 Changes to Margin Requirements for the Bank of Canada’s Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF)As part of the ongoing review of the collateral policy related to the Bank of Canada’s Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF), the Bank has revised the margin requirements applied to certain securities accepted as SLF collateral.
The Government of Canada is considering moving to a modified auction format for any future issuance of 50-year bonds (ultra-long bonds).
In December 2014, the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act was amended to give the Bank of Canada responsibility for identifying and overseeing payments systems that have the potential to pose payments system risk (these will be referred to as prominent payment systems).
5 May 2015 Public Consultations on the Bank of Canada’s Framework for Financial Market Operations and its Emergency Lending Assistance PoliciesComments are being sought from interested stakeholders by 4 July 2015.
Today, the Summary of Comments – 2015–16 Debt Management Strategy Consultations is being published in conjunction with the release of the government’s Debt Management Strategy for 2015–16.