Bank of Canada to Release Monetary Policy Report



    OTTAWA, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy
Report will be released on Thursday, 23 April 2009.

    
    07:00   Lock-up: Journalists are invited to review the Report under the
            usual conditions of a lock-up, at the Bank's head office in
            Ottawa and at the regional offices in Toronto (150 King Street
            West, Suite 2000) and Montréal (1501 McGill College Avenue, Suite
            2030). Please be sure to have your press card with you.

    09:00   Media briefing session: Senior Bank officers will provide
            background information and respond to questions on the contents
            of the Report. Journalists 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,
            22 April.

    10:30   End of lock-up and embargo lifted. The Monetary Policy Report
            will be available on the Bank's website at www.bankofcanada.ca.

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

            Webcast: An audio webcast of the press conference will be
            accessible from the Bank's home page
            (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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