The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada are seeking views of government securities distributors, institutional investors, and other interested parties on issues related to the design and operation of the Government of Canada’s domestic debt program for 2012-13 and beyond. The government considers regular consultations with market participants to be an integral part of the debt management process. This year’s exercise focuses on seeking feedback regarding the effectiveness of the government’s debt distribution framework to ensure that the auction and intermediation processes continue to promote the government’s debt strategy objectives of stable, low-cost funding, and a well-functioning market for its securities.

Comments on the specific questions raised in the Debt Management Strategy Consultations 2012-13 document can be emailed before 23 December 2011 to . A summary of comments received from market participants will be made available on the Bank of Canada’s website concurrently with the release of the Debt Management Strategy for 2012-13.

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