Bank of Canada to Release Monetary Policy Report

    OTTAWA, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy
Report will be released on Thursday, 18 October 2007.

    07:30 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,
          17 October.

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

          - on the Bank's website at

          - through the Parliamentary Press Gallery

    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

          Teleconference: Journalists who would like to take part in the
          press conference by telephone must dial 1 888 265-0903 and refer to
          reservation number 784237, 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:


For further information:

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

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