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February 18, 2005

Additional release time for calls for tenders for cash management bills

Effective immediately, calls for tenders for cash management bills may be released on any day at either 10:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. The addition of a later time to the existing Auction Timetable will increase the ability of the government's cash managers to raise balances on short notice in response to unexpected developments.
Content Type(s): Press, Market notices
February 4, 2005

Executive Summary: Foreign Exchange Hedging by Canadian Corporate Accounts

In December 2004, the Bank of Canada sent those banks who are members of the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee (CFEC)1 a questionnaire that focused on the foreign exchange hedging activities of their corporate customers. The questionnaire was similar in structure to one that was circulated to CFEC members in January 2004.
September 13, 2004

Modifications to the minimum bidding requirements and the maximum bidding limit at auctions of non-fungible Cash Management Bills (CMBs).

Effective September 15, for a trial period lasting at least 12 months, minimum bidding requirements and maximum bidding limits will be suspended for auctions of Cash Management Bills (CMBs) which are non-fungible (i.e., do not share a common maturity date with a previously-issued 3-, 6- or 12-month treasury bill). All other provisions of the Terms of Participation will continue to apply to auctions of non-fungible CMBs.
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March 30, 2004

Debt Strategy Consultations 2004/05 - Summary of Comments

In January 2004, officials from the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada consulted with market participants on issues related to the government's domestic debt program. To allow for comments from a broader range of participants, the Debt Strategy 2004/05 Consultation Document had been made available in December 2003.
Content Type(s): Press, Market notices