April 16, 2008 Results of the 16 April 2008 Sale of Treasury Bills.
April 15, 2008 The Bank of Canada announced today it will sell $2 billion of its holdings of treasury bills. This transaction will offset the temporary increase in assets associated with the term purchase and resale transactions announced today.
April 15, 2008 As part of its continuing provision of liquidity in support of the efficient functioning of financial markets, the Bank of Canada announced today that it will enter into a 28-day term purchase and resale agreement (PRA) as follows:
April 3, 2008 The results of today's term PRA operations are as follows:
March 31, 2008
Eligibility Criteria and Conditions for Accepting Asset-Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) as Collateral for the Bank of Canada's Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF)On 5 March 2008, the Bank released for comment its proposed eligibility criteria for accepting ABCP and noted that two broad policy objectives guided the Bank's assessment. First, the eligibility criteria should mitigate any risks to the Bank that might be associated with accepting ABCP securities as collateral for the SLF.
March 20, 2008 As announced in the Debt Management Strategy 2008-2009, minor operational changes will be made to the bond buyback program to broaden the eligible basket of securities available for buyback operations. The changes are as follows:
March 20, 2008 The results of today's term PRA operations are as follows:
March 11, 2008 Since the co-ordinated actions taken in December 2007, the G10 central banks have continued to work together closely and to consult regularly on liquidity pressures in funding markets. Pressures in some of these markets have recently increased again.
February 26, 2008 Today, a Summary of Comments on the Debt Strategy Consultations for 2008/09 is being published on the Bank of Canada's website in conjunction with the release of the government's Debt Management Strategy for 2008/09 on the Department of Finance's website.
January 18, 2008 Section 5.1 of the Statement of Policy Governing the Acquisition and Management of Financial Assets for the Bank of Canada's Balance Sheet states that "The Bank's holdings of Government of Canada nominal bonds and treasury bills are structured to broadly reflect the composition of the federal government's stock of nominal domestic marketable debt."