September 11, 2001
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.
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.