OTTAWA, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy
Report will be released on Thursday, 23 October 2008.
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 dialling
613 782-8782 before noon on Wednesday, 22 October.
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 Press Theatre, National Press Building, 150 Wellington
Street, Ottawa. He will be accompanied by Senior Deputy Governor
Teleconference: Journalists who would like to take part in the
press conference by telephone must dial 1 888 265-0464 and refer
to the conference ID number 69359080 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,