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Developing a Medium-Term Debt-Management Strategy for the Government of Canada

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As the Government of Canada’s fiscal agent, the Bank of Canada provides strategic policy advice on the management of the government’s debt, in addition to being responsible for conducting debt-management operations. In this article, the authors review the evolution of the debt strategy over the past 20 years and outline the complex process of developing a sound strategy that balances various cost and risk considerations. This includes an examination of the tools and practices used to develop the new medium-term debt-management strategy, such as the modelling approach involved, market consultations and various debt-management metrics.

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  • Marc Larson & Étienne Lessard, 2011. "Developing a Medium-Term Debt-Management Strategy for the Government of Canada," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2011(Summer), pages 43-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2011:y:2011:i:summer11:p:43-50
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    1. Dottori, Davide & Manna, Michele, 2016. "Strategy and tactics in public debt management," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 1-25.

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