As part of the regular management of the Bank of Canada’s (Bank) balance sheet, the Bank acquires assets to offset its liabilities, which consists mainly of bank notes in circulation and government deposits.
Changes to Assets Eligible as Collateral under the Bank of Canada’s (the Bank) Standing Liquidity FacilityAs part of an ongoing review of the Bank’s collateral policy related to the Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF), the Bank is announcing two changes effective immediately. First, the Bank will introduce one new asset category (Other Public Sector), which combines the two previously-announced asset categories (Foreign Official Sector and Other Public Sector) into one category.
CFEC is composed of senior officers from financial institutions actively involved in Canada’s foreign exchange market and the Canadian dollar market globally.
Along with CFEC members, the Bank of Canada is committed to adhering to the FX Global Code, a set of principles generally recognised as good practice in the wholesale foreign exchange market. To this end the Bank of Canada has issued its Statement of Commitment.
CFIF is a senior level industry-wide committee established by the Bank of Canada to discuss developments in fixed-income market structure and functioning, market practices, and related policy issues.
The government's public debt consists largely of outstanding government securities, such as treasury bills and marketable bonds. The Bank sells the securities at auction to financial market distributors and dealers.
The government's public debt (also called domestic debt or federal debt) consists largely of outstanding government securities, such as treasury bills and marketable bonds.