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 management of the cash flow profile of Government of Canada securities over the medium term, and demand for long term bonds (nominal and Real Return).

As the sovereign and the largest borrower in the Canadian fixed-income market, the Government of Canada has a strong interest in sustaining a well-functioning market for its securities and strives to maintain liquid, transparent, regular and diversified borrowing programs. A well-functioning government securities market supports the achievement of the government's fundamental debt management objective of keeping borrowing costs low and stable and also contributes to the effective functioning of the broader Canadian fixed-income market by providing pricing and hedging tools for traders, investors, and other Canadian borrowers.

Comments on the specific questions raised in the Spring 2010 Debt Management Strategy Consultations document can be emailed before 31 May 2010 to .

For further information, please contact:


Principal
Funds Management and Banking Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7993


Chief
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 992-6116