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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the Bank of Canada will announce its decision on the target for the overnight rate. A press release will provide a brief explanation of the decision.


10:00 (Eastern Time)


At 08:30 (ET), journalists are invited to review the rate announcement press release, under embargo, at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa. Please use the Bank of Canada Museum entrance, located at 30 Bank Street (corner of Bank and Wellington). Journalists are asked to bring photo ID and proof of full vaccination status.

For security reasons, journalists wishing to attend must confirm their presence by calling Media Relations at 613-782-8782 before noon (ET) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Those who have not registered will not be admitted to the lock-up.

Please note that the lock-up will take place under physical distancing and public-health guidelines. Therefore, attendance will be limited.

At 10:00 (ET), the lock-up ends and the embargo is lifted.

Media Briefing Session

There will be no briefing session for this event.


The press release will be available at 10:00 (ET) on the Bank’s website.

Media Availability

There will be no media availability for this event.


There will be no webcast for this event.


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Content Type(s): Press, Media advisories