This week's meeting of the Bank of Canada Board of Directors scheduled for Moncton will now take place in Ottawa. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board in late October will be held in Moncton. As a result, a speech by Governor David Dodge scheduled for Moncton on 19 September will not take place. The section of the speech dealing with current developments will be released on the Bank's Web site at 1 p.m. on Friday 21 September.

The change in plans reflects uncertainty surrounding air travel arrangements, and will permit senior management of the Bank to work from its head office in Ottawa as world financial markets get back to full operations this week.