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Debt Strategy Consultations – 2009/10

Views Sought on Issues Relating to the Government's Domestic Debt Program

The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada are seeking the views of government securities distributors, institutional investors, and other interested parties on issues relating to the design and operation of the domestic Government of Canada debt program for the remainder of the current fiscal year, 2009/10, and over the medium term, including issuance related to the Insured Mortgage Purchase Program (IMPP). Representatives from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will also participate in these consultations.

As the sovereign and largest issuer of Canadian fixed-income securities, the government seeks to maintain a well-functioning government securities market. In this regard, views are also requested on the functioning and liquidity of the fixed-income markets, as well as on the bond, treasury bill, and bond buyback programs.

Comments can also be emailed before 19 December 2008 to . A summary of the comments received will be released on the Bank of Canada website concurrently with the release of the 2009/10 Debt Management Strategy.

For further information, please contact:

Assistant Director
Funds Management and Banking Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7836

Acting Chief
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 992-6116
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