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 2011-12 and beyond. The government considers these consultations to be an integral part of the debt-management process. Feedback from this year's round of market consultations will be considered in the elaboration of the federal debt strategy and in the management of the debt maturity profile.

Comments on the specific questions raised in the Debt Management Strategy Consultations 2011-12 document can be emailed before 17 December 2010 to . A summary of the comments received from market participants will be made available on the Bank of Canada website concurrently with the release of the Debt Management Strategy 2011-12.

For further information please contact:


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


Chief
Financial Markets Division
Department of Finance
613 992-6116