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Due Diligence: A Report on the Bank of Canada's Handling of Foreign Gold during World War II

Report commissioned by the Bank, written by Professor Duncan McDowall of Carleton University and released in November 1997.

The Bank also released a search aid for related files in its archives and for Department of Finance documents.

Table of Contents



Earmarked Gold in Canada, 1935-56

The European Perspective, 1942-45


The Documents


Appendix: Reconstruction of Gold Safekeeping Records 1935-1956

Appendix: Supplementary Tables

Finding Aid