Bank of Canada to Release Monetary Policy Report

OTTAWA, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Report will be released on Thursday, 22 October 2009.

    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
           Stephanie Bento at 613 782-7183 before noon on Wednesday, 21

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

    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 website.

SOURCE Bank of Canada

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