A consultation document on issues pertaining to the design and operation of the Real Return Bond program, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance (DoF) and the Bank of Canada (BoC), is being published today.

The document seeks the views of Government Securities Distributors, institutional investors and other interested parties on the functioning of the Government of Canada Real Return Bond (RRB) program. The views gathered from these consultations will guide the DoF and BoC in assessing the performance of the RRB program and in identifying whether any potential adjustments should be contemplated to ensure that the program continues to support the objectives of debt management.

Participants are encouraged to email their written comments on the document by 20 September 2019. Comments should be addressed to RRBConsultations@bank-banque-canada.ca. Once the written comments have been analyzed, in-person and/or teleconference meetings will be conducted. A summary of the comments received from these consultations will be made available on the Bank of Canada’s website.

For further information, please contact:

Mervin Merkowsky
Director
Funds Management and Banking Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-8265

James Wu
Senior Director
Funds Management Division
Department of Finance
613 369-3898

Media:

Media Relations
Bank of Canada
613 782-8782