A consultation document relating to the preparation of debt strategy for the fiscal year 2007/08, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.

The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada are seeking views on conditions and developments in the Government of Canada securities market. Market participants' views are also requested on certain operational aspects of the Government of Canada domestic debt programs.

Comments on the Debt Strategy 2007/08 Consultation Document can be emailed before 10 January 2007 to: .

For further information, please contact:

Cynthia Richardson
Chief
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 947-3919
Marc Larson
Assistant Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7836