In the Debt Management Strategy 2007/08, the government announced that the release time for call for tenders for cash-management bills (CMBs) will be moved from 10:00 (ET) to 09:45 (ET). Effective 16 April 2007, CMBs call for tenders issued on or after this date will be released at 09:45 (ET). The auction timetable can be found on the Bank of Canada website.

The Investment Industry Association of Canada has requested that the International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) for regular treasury bills be made available on the day prior to the release of the preliminary call for tenders. Effective 30 April 2007, preliminary ISINs for regular treasury bills will be available on the Bank of Canada website at no later than 15:00 (ET) on the day prior to the release of the preliminary call for tenders.

For further information, please contact:

Ron Allenby
Assistant Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-8046
Marc Larson
Assistant Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7836