Effective immediately, the Bank of Canada has updated its list of securities eligible as collateral under the Standing Liquidity Facility to include foreign issuer Canadian dollar securities. Foreign issuer securities are subject to the conditions and margins as identified in the Bank's collateral policy as posted on the Bank of Canada website.

For further information, please contact:

Ron Allenby
Assistant Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-8046
Stéphane Lavoie
Principal
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-8575