April 26, 2001 The targeted turnaround time for publication of the results for Government of Canada securities auctions will be reduced to 15 minutes from 30 minutes starting 22 May 2001. The reduction in the turnaround time is the result of process and efficiency improvements.
March 1, 2001 The Bank of Canada announced today that it has sent the following letter to the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.
December 1, 2000
Market Views Sought on Issues Relating to the Design and Operation of Government Debt Programs over 2001-02A consultation document on issues relating to the design and operation of government debt programs over 2001-2002, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.
November 28, 2000 The Bank of Canada today announced its intention to temporarily add assets to its balance sheet to offset the anticipated $2 billion to $3 billion seasonal increase in the demand for bank notes. These operations have no monetary policy significance.
September 21, 2000 The Government announced in the 2000-01 Debt Management Strategy that it was implementing the bond buyback program on an ongoing basis.
August 14, 2000 On July 21, 2000, the Bank of Canada announced that the Bank and the Department of Finance would be seeking the views of market participants on the feasibility of implementing a cash management buyback program and on the possibility of reverting back to March and September maturity dates for two-year bonds.
July 21, 2000 The Debt Management Strategy 2000-01 (released 23 March 2000) noted that the Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance were assessing the potential for expanding the existing bond buyback program to include cash management purposes.
July 18, 2000 A discussion paper prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, and being made public today, is proposing changes to the government’s approach to auctioning and investing its Canadian dollar cash balances.