Today, a Summary of Comments on the Debt Strategy Consultations for 2007/08 is being published on the Bank's website in conjunction with the release of the government's Debt Management Strategy for 2007/08 on the Department of Finance website.

In December 2006, officials from the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada consulted with interested parties on conditions and developments in the Government of Canada securities market to support the development of the debt strategy for 2007/08. Views were also requested on certain operational aspects of Government of Canada domestic debt programs. To provide for comments from a broad range of participants, the 2007/08 Debt Strategy Consultation Document was made available on the Bank of Canada's website in December 2006. Comments received during these consultations were taken into consideration in developing the Debt Management Strategy for 2007/08.

The Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance would like to thank all parties for the comments they provided during the consultation process.

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