Market Notices - Bank of Canada
Release of the 2018 Bank of Canada FMI Oversight Activities Annual Report

The Bank of Canada today published the Bank of Canada Oversight Activities for Financial Market Infrastructures 2018 Annual Report (the Report) on its oversight of payment clearing and settlement systems, which are also known as financial market infrastructures (FMIs).
Summary of Comments – 2019-20 Debt Management Strategy Consultations

Today, the 2019-20 Debt Management Strategy Consultations Summary is being published in conjunction with the release of the Government of Canada’s Debt Management Strategy for 2019-20.
Bank of Canada publishes the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group’s Consultation Paper on Proposed Enhancements to the Canadian Dollar Overnight Repo Rate Average (CORRA)

The Bank of Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR), has published a consultation on proposed enhancements to the Canadian Overnight Repo Rate Average (CORRA) risk-free interest-rate benchmark.
Bank of Canada publishes the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group principles for enhancements to fallback language

The Bank of Canada today published the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR) principles for enhancements to fallback language for cash products.
Expansion of Assets the Bank of Canada will Acquire for Balance Sheet Management Purposes

As part of the regular management of its balance sheet, the Bank of Canada acquires securities to offset its liabilities, which consist mainly of bank notes in circulation and Government of Canada deposits.
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.
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