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April 15, 2008

Bank of Canada Announces Term PRA Transaction

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:
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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.
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March 20, 2008

Operational Changes to the Bond Buyback Program

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:
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January 18, 2008

Changes in Minimum Bank of Canada Nominal Bond Purchases at Auctions

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."
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