Bank of Canada to Release Monetary Policy Report



    OTTAWA, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy
Report will be released on Thursday, 26 April 2007.

    
    07:30  Lock-up: Journalists are invited to review the Monetary Policy
           Report under the usual conditions of a lock-up, at the Bank's head
           office in Ottawa and at the regional offices in Toronto and
           Montréal.

    09:00  Media briefing session: Senior Bank officers will provide
           background information and respond to questions on the contents of
           the Report. Reporters in Toronto and Montréal will be linked to
           the briefing by video conference.

           Information gathered at the session may be used freely in news
           reports and commentaries, provided it is not attributed to the
           Bank or its officers. Electronic recording is not permitted.

           Note: The briefing session will take place during the lock-up. For
           security reasons, those wishing to attend must confirm by calling
           Nathalie Smith at 613 782-7382 before noon on Wednesday, 25 April.
           (Please use the East Tower entrance and be sure to have your press
           card with you.)

    10:30  End of lock-up and embargo lifted. The Monetary Policy Report will
           be distributed as follows:

           - on the Bank's website at www.bankofcanada.ca

           - at the Parliamentary Press Gallery (Room 350-N, Centre Block,
             and Room 607, Wellington Building)

    11:15  Press conference: David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada,
           will hold a press conference to discuss the contents of the Report
           at the Press Theatre, National Press Building, 150 Wellington
           Street, Ottawa. He will be accompanied by Senior Deputy Governor
           Paul Jenkins.

           Teleconference: Journalists who would like to take part in the
           press conference by telephone must dial 1 888 265-0464 and refer
           to reservation number 6252876, at least 10 minutes before the
           event is scheduled to begin.

           Webcast: An audio webcast of the press conference will be
           accessible from this location:
           http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/real/index.html.
    




For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Harrison, (613) 782-8782,
jharrison@bankofcanada.ca


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