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 2017-18 and beyond.  Regular consultations with market participants are an integral and valued part of the debt management process.

This year, we are particularly interested in obtaining views on the functioning of Government of Canada treasury bill and bond programs. Comments on the key elements of well-functioning Government of Canada securities markets as well as feedback on operational issues are also being sought.

The Debt Management Strategy consultation period will close at the end of September 2016.  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 2017-18.

For further information, please contact:


Assistant Director
Funds Management and Banking Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7913


Chief
Funds Management Division
Department of Finance
613 369-3898

Media:


Bank of Canada
613 782-8782