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February 25, 2020

Contingency Planning for a Central Bank Digital Currency

This background note explains the Bank’s official position on CBDC. It outlines the public policy, design, technology and risk management issues the Bank is considering as it builds its capacity to issue a CBDC in case it is needed in the future.
November 13, 2019

Greening the Bank of Canada

We are taking steps to reduce our environmental footprint and our own operational risks related to climate change.
Content Type(s): Background materials Topic(s): Climate change
November 13, 2019

Information on the Standing Term Liquidity Facility

The Bank of Canada regularly reviews its Framework for Market Operations and Liquidity Provision to ensure it remains in line with the evolution of the Canadian financial system.
Content Type(s): Background materials
August 21, 2019

The Bank of Canada’s Balance Sheet

This note provides an overview of the key elements of the Bank’s balance sheet and how it has evolved. It also outlines the principles governing the acquisition of financial assets.
Content Type(s): Background materials
May 1, 2017

Calculation Methodology for Foreign Exchange Rates Published by the Bank of Canada

As previously announced, the Bank of Canada is changing the way it publishes foreign exchange (FX) rates, effective 1 March 2017. This document describes the selection criteria, calculation methodology and publishing process for the new exchange rates.
Content Type(s): Background materials Topic(s): Exchange rates
October 24, 2016

Renewal of the Inflation-Control Target (October 2016)

Commentary and technical data relating to the 2016 target renewal.
November 7, 2011

Renewal of the Inflation-Control Target (November 2011)

Commentary and technical data relating to the 2011 target renewal.
November 1, 2006

Renewal of the Inflation-Control Target (November 2006)

Commentary and technical data relating to the 2006 target renewal.
May 1, 2001

Renewal of the Inflation-Control Target (May 2001)

Commentary relating to the 2001 target renewal.

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