Market Notices - Bank of Canada
Changes to publication of interest rate statistics

As of January 2019, the Bank of Canada will no longer publish the daily, weekly or monthly prime commercial paper (CP) or bankers’ acceptance (BA) rates. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will start publishing for informational purposes only the 1- and 3-month transaction based BA rates on the same date.
Government of Canada Cash Management Bond Buyback Program

The Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance are announcing today that the pilot for the Government of Canada Cash Management Bond Buyback program will be made permanent.
Debt Management Strategy Consultations – 2019-20

The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada are seeking the views of government securities distributors, institutional investors, and other interested parties on issues related to the design and operation of the Government of Canada’s domestic debt program for 2019–20 and beyond.
Summary of Comments – Government of Canada Debt Distribution Framework Review Consultations

A Summary of Comments received from the March 2018 Government of Canada Debt Distribution Framework Review Consultations is being published on the Bank of Canada’s website
Changes to Assets Eligible as Collateral under the Bank of Canada’s (the Bank) Standing Liquidity Facility

As part of an ongoing review of the Bank’s collateral policy related to the Standing Liquidity Facility (SLF), the Bank is announcing several changes to the assets accepted as collateral under its SLF.
Release of the 2017 Bank of Canada FMI Oversight Activities Annual Report

The Bank of Canada today published the 2017 annual report on its oversight of payment clearing and settlement systems, which are also known as financial market infrastructures or FMIs.
Government of Canada Debt Distribution Framework Review Consultations

A consultation document pertaining to the design of the Government of Canada debt distribution framework, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.
Bank of Canada Announces Lower Target for Settlement Balances to Reinforce the Target for the Overnight Rate

Effective Thursday, 22 March 2018, the Bank is reducing the target for the minimum daily level of settlement balances to $250 million, from its current level of $500 million.
Bank of Canada announces creation of working group to develop new term risk-free interest rate benchmark

The Bank of Canada today announced the creation of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR), sponsored by the Canadian Fixed-Income Forum (CFIF), to identify and seek to develop a new term risk-free Canadian dollar interest rate benchmark.
Summary of Comments – 2018–19 Debt Management Strategy Consultations

Today, the 2018–19 Debt Management Strategy Consultations Summary is being published in conjunction with the release of the Government of Canada’s Debt Management Strategy for 2018–19.
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