COVID-19: Actions to Support the Economy and Financial System
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November 9, 2020

Bank of Canada announces amendments to targeted facilities and programs that support liquidity and short-term funding markets

Reflecting the continued improvement in the functioning of short-term funding markets and financial markets more generally, the Bank of Canada (the Bank) is announcing amendments to the Provincial Money Market Purchase (PMMP) program and to the amount of Government of Canada treasury bills acquired at auction.

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Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee

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.

Canadian Fixed-Income Forum

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.

Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group

CARR was created to identify and seek to develop a new term risk-free Canadian dollar interest rate benchmark.

About Financial Markets

Financial markets consist of markets for money, bonds, equities, derivatives, and foreign exchange. They are one of the three elements of Canada's financial system.

Market Operations and Liquidity Provision

The Bank of Canada has a number of permanent facilities used to conduct market operations.

Government Securities Auctions

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.

Calls for Tenders and Results

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.

Selected Treasury Bill Yields

1, 3, 6 and 12 month treasury bill data.

Bank of Canada Holdings

This document sets out the policy governing the acquisition and management of domestic financial assets for the Bank of Canada’s balance sheet.