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:
September 11, 2001
Government of Canada treasury bill auction and Cash Management Buyback scheduled to be held today are postponed and cancelled respectivelyIn light of extraordinary circumstances that have occurred in the U.S. today that have significantly disrupted trading activity, the Government of Canada in conjunction with the Bank of Canada are making the following Debt Management announcements:
August 10, 2001 On behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Department of Finance and Bank of Canada are releasing today draft terms and conditions for participation in Receiver General auctions. These auctions are the means by which the government invests its short-term Canadian dollar cash balances.
August 9, 2001
Expansion of List of Securities Eligible as Collateral for use in Bank of Canada Standing Liquidity FacilityUnder its Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF), the Bank of Canada is prepared to provide liquidity on a daily basis to financial institutions that participate directly in the payment systems operated by the Canadian Payments Association - the Automated Clearing Settlement System (ACSS) and the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS).
August 2, 2001
Summer Consultations - Market Views Sought on Issues Relating to the Design and Operation of Government Debt Programs over 2001-02 and BeyondA consultation document on issues relating to the design and operation of government debt programs over 2001-2002 and beyond, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.
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.