Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement

OTTAWA, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - On Tuesday, 19 January 2010, the Bank of Canada will announce its decision on the target for the overnight rate. A press release will provide a brief explanation of the decision.

    08:00         Lock-up: Journalists are invited to review the press
                  release, under the usual conditions of a lock-up, at the
                  Bank's head office in Ottawa. (Please use the East Tower
                  entrance at 234 Wellington Street and proceed to the
                  reception desk. Be sure to have your press card with you.)

                  For security reasons, those wishing to attend must confirm
                  by calling Stephanie Bento at 613 782-7183 before noon on
                  Monday, 18 January 2010.

    09:00         Lock-up ends and embargo lifted

    Note:         There will be no briefing.

    Distribution: The press release will be distributed as follows:

    09:00         on the Bank's website

    Between 09:00 on Canada NewsWire
    and 10:00     through the Parliamentary Press Gallery

SOURCE Bank of Canada

For further information: For further information: Jeremy Harrison at (613) 782-8782 or

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