On behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Department of Finance and Bank of Canada are releasing today the Standard Terms for Auctions of Government of Canada Ultra Long-Bonds (UL Terms), as well as an overview of the UL Terms. The documents outline the operational framework for potential future issuance of ultra-long bonds via a modified auction format.
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 2017-18 and beyond. Regular consultations with market participants are an integral and valued part of the debt management process.
The Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance Canada have streamlined the terms governing Government of Canada securities auctions and today released a consolidated document: Standard Terms for Auctions of Government of Canada Securities.
Earlier this year, the Government of Canada announced the reintroduction of 3-year bonds as part of the Debt Management Strategy for 2016-17, with issuance details for this sector to be made public following consultation with market participants.