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February 18, 2003

Government of Canada Debt Programs - Follow up to Change in Debt Structure Announced in 2003 Budget

As announced in the 2003 Budget, the Government will gradually reduce the fixed-rate portion of the debt from two-thirds to 60 per cent. The reduction will begin in the upcoming fiscal year and will be implemented in an orderly and transparent manner over the next five years to maintain a well-functioning Government of Canada securities market.
Content Type(s): Press, Market notices
November 25, 2002

Debt-Strategy Consultations 2003/04 - Views Sought on Issues Relating to the Design and Operation of Government Debt Programs in 2003/04 and Beyond

A consultation document on issues relating to the design and operation of government debt programs for fiscal year 2003/04 and beyond, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, was published today. Debt-strategy planning is based on the fiscal outlook in the 2002 Economic and Fiscal Update released 30 October 2002, which projects that government borrowing in financial markets will remain near current levels.
Content Type(s): Press, Market notices
November 25, 2002

Turnaround Time and Timing for Government of Canada Securities Auctions and Repurchase Operations

Effective 9 December 2002, the turnaround time for Government of Canada securities auctions will be reduced from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, and the turnaround time for repurchase operations will be reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. Coincident with these changes, the submission deadline for buybacks on a cash basis will be advanced from 1:15 p.m to 1:00 p.m.
Content Type(s): Press, Market notices