Today, the Quarterly Bond Schedule is being published on the Bank of Canada's website in conjunction with the release of the NHA MBS Auction Schedule on the website of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

An adjustment is also being announced on the debt strategy plan for 2009-10.

Adjustment to the Debt Strategy Plan for 2009-10

In the Debt Management Strategy 2009-10, published as Annex 4 of Budget 2009, it was announced that the annual gross issuance of domestic marketable bonds for 2009-10 would be about $82 billion.

To meet evolving funding requirements (see Canada's Economic Action Plan: A Second Report to Canadians), the bond program will increase by about 25 per cent, with the additional issuance distributed across all maturity sectors. The outlook for treasury bill issuance remains largely unchanged.

For further information, please contact:

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

Marie-Josée Lambert
Chief, Debt Management Policy
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 992-6116