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May 10, 2007

Spring 2007 Consultations Document – Auction Plan for Real Return Bonds

In April 2007, officials from the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada sought the views of institutional investors, government securities distributors, and other interested parties regarding the auction plan for Real Return Bonds (RRBs). The consultations were undertaken in view of the announcement, in the Debt Management Strategy for 2007/08, of an increase in the issuance of RRBs to slightly over $2 billion.
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April 17, 2007

Update of Securities Eligible as collateral under the Bank of Canada's Standing Liquidity Facility

Effective immediately, the Bank of Canada has updated its list of securities eligible as collateral under the Standing Liquidity Facility to include foreign issuer Canadian dollar securities. Foreign issuer securities are subject to the conditions and margins as identified in the Bank's collateral policy as posted on the Bank of Canada website.
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April 11, 2007

Changes in the release times for both the call for tenders for cash-management bills (CMBs) and the preliminary International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) for regular treasury bills

In the Debt Management Strategy 2007/08, the government announced that the release time for call for tenders for cash-management bills (CMBs) will be moved from 10:00 (ET) to 09:45 (ET). Effective 16 April 2007, CMBs call for tenders issued on or after this date will be released at 09:45 (ET). The auction timetable can be found on the Bank of Canada website.
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February 15, 2007

Temporary measures to reinforce the target for the overnight rate

On 9 March 2006, the Bank of Canada announced temporary measures to reinforce its target for the overnight rate. Specifically, the Bank announced that it would reduce the target for settlement balances to zero and, on a temporary basis, no longer commit to neutralizing all of the Sale and Repurchase Agreements (SRAs) conducted.
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