April 23, 2002 The Bank of Canada wishes to announce that it will implement a securities-lending program to support the liquidity of Government of Canada securities by providing a secondary and temporary source of securities to the market.
March 14, 2002 In January 2002, officials from the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada sought views of Government Securities Distributors and investors on a number of issues related to the domestic debt program as part of the development of the Debt Strategy 2002-03 and in keeping with the Government's ongoing commitment to consult with market participants.
December 19, 2001
Debt Strategy Consultations 2002-03 - Market Views Sought on Issues Relating to the Design and Operation of Government Debt Programs over 2002-03 and BeyondA consultation document on issues relating to the design and operation of government debt programs for fiscal year 2002-2003 and beyond, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.
December 18, 2001 On behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Bank of Canada announced today the operational framework for a pilot bond switch program. The program is designed to support the maintenance of a liquid Government of Canada new issue bond market through the exchange of less liquid outstanding bonds (repurchase bonds) into a benchmark bond (replacement bond).
December 14, 2001
Bank of Canada's target for the minimum daily level of Large Value Transfer System settlement balances confirmedOn 29 March 2001, the Bank of Canada announced an increase in the target for the minimum daily level of the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS) settlement balances from zero to $50 million on a trial basis, effective 2 April 2001.
December 4, 2001 The Bank of Canada today announced its intention to temporarily add assets to its balance sheet to offset the anticipated seasonal increase in the demand for bank notes. These operations have no monetary policy significance.
October 22, 2001 In July 2001, the Bank announced its intention to expand the list of collateral eligible for use in the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS), for loans made to direct participants in LVTS and the Automated Clearing Settlement System (ACSS), and to secure bank note withdrawals. Effective 1 November 2001, the list of eligible collateral will be expanded and will comprise the following:
October 4, 2001 A key federal debt strategy objective is maintaining a well-functioning market in Government of Canada securities. In keeping with the government's commitment to market consultations in domestic debt management issues, in August 2001 consultations were held with market participants on potential operational enhancements.
September 24, 2001 In the discussion paper titled "Proposed repurchase program for the Bank of Canada's holdings of Government of Canada securities", comments on the Bank's proposal were requested by the end of September. Please note that this comment period has been extended to the end of October.
September 12, 2001 In light of the tragic circumstances that occurred in the U.S. yesterday that continue to disrupt trading activity in North American markets, the Government of Canada in conjunction with the Bank of Canada is making the following Debt Management announcements: