*CORRECTION** -- The Bank of Canada Releases the December Issue of the
Financial System Review

OTTAWA, Dec. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The December issue of the Financial System Review will be released on Thursday, 10 December 2009, at 10:30 (ET).

This issue features the following articles, which discuss macroprudential approaches to financial regulation and surveillance:

    -   Liquidity Standards in a Macroprudential Context

    -   Improving the Resilience of Core Funding Markets

    -   Reform of Securitization

    -   Towards a Stress-Testing Model Consistent with the Macroprudential

    Lock-up:           At 09:00 (Eastern Time), copies of the Financial
                       System Review will be made available to journalists,
                       under embargo at the Bank's head office in Ottawa. The
                       embargo will be lifted at 10:30 (Eastern Time).
                       (Please use the East Tower entrance at 245 Sparks
                       Street and have your press card with you.)

                       For security reasons, those wishing to attend the
                       lock-up must confirm by calling Stephanie Bento at
                       613 782-7183 before noon on Wednesday, 9 December.

    Distribution:      The Financial System Review will be available at 10:30
                       (Eastern Time) on the Bank's website.

    Note:              There will be no briefing session.

SOURCE Bank of Canada

For further information: For further information: Jeremy Harrison at (613) 782-8782 or jharrison@bankofcanada.ca

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