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.

The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada have also updated the following documents:

  • Terms of Participation in Auctions for Government Securities Distributors
  • Terms of Participation in Auctions for Customers
  • Standard Terms for Auctions of Government of Canada Treasury Bills
  • Standard Terms for Auctions of Government of Canada Marketable Bonds
  • Standard Terms for Auctions of Government of Canada Real Return Bonds
  • Standard Terms for Offers to Purchase Government of Canada Marketable Bonds
  • Standard Terms for Switch Operations of Government of Canada Marketable Bonds

The changes to the documents cover the following broad areas:

  • Changes to the primary dealer minimum bidding requirement for Real Return Bond auctions
  • Changes to some definitions and rules related to affiliated entities
  • Alignment of the monitoring and compliance section in the Terms of Participation for Customers with that in the Terms of Participation for Government Securities Distributors
  • General updates and clarifications

The effective date for these revised documents is 11 January 2010.

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