December 19, 2001
Debt Strategy Consultations 2002-03 - Market Views Sought on Issues Relating to the Design and Operation of Government Debt Programs over 2002-03 and BeyondA consultation document on issues relating to the design and operation of government debt programs for fiscal year 2002-2003 and beyond, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.
December 18, 2001 On behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Bank of Canada announced today the operational framework for a pilot bond switch program. The program is designed to support the maintenance of a liquid Government of Canada new issue bond market through the exchange of less liquid outstanding bonds (repurchase bonds) into a benchmark bond (replacement bond).
December 14, 2001
Bank of Canada's target for the minimum daily level of Large Value Transfer System settlement balances confirmedOn 29 March 2001, the Bank of Canada announced an increase in the target for the minimum daily level of the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS) settlement balances from zero to $50 million on a trial basis, effective 2 April 2001.
December 4, 2001 The Bank of Canada today announced its intention to temporarily add assets to its balance sheet to offset the anticipated seasonal increase in the demand for bank notes. These operations have no monetary policy significance.