Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement and Release of Monetary Policy Report

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement and Release of Monetary Policy Report 
OTTAWA, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 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. The Bank will also 
publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report (MPR) at the same time as the 
rate decision. 
As previously announced, the Bank of Canada now publishes its quarterly MPR 
simultaneously with its January, April, July and October rate announcements.  
Time:         10:00 (Eastern Time) 

    Lock-up:      At 07:00 (ET), journalists are invited to review the rate announcement
              press release and the MPR, under embargo, at the Bank's head office in
                 Note: Lock-ups will no longer be held at the Bank's Montréal and
              Toronto regional offices, owing to the inclusion of the interest rate
              announcement. The lock-up will be centralized at the Bank's secure
              facility in Ottawa.
                 Please be sure to have your press card with you. For security reasons,
              those wishing to attend must confirm by calling Jeremy Harrison at
              613 782-8782 before noon on Tuesday, 16 April.
                 At 08:30 (ET), senior Bank officers will provide background
              information and respond to questions on the content of the MPR.
              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.
                 At 10:00 (ET), the lock-up ends and the embargo is lifted.
    Distribution: The rate announcement press release and the Monetary Policy Report
              will be available:
              ○ at 10:00 (ET) on the Bank's
              ○ between 10:00 and 11:00 (ET) on CNW Group

Press         At 11:15 (ET), Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will hold
Conference:   a press conference at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington 

              Street, Ottawa. He will be accompanied by Senior Deputy Governor Tiff
    Webcast:      Audio and video webcasts of the press conference will be accessible
              from the Bank's

please contact Jeremy Harrison at 613782-8782

SOURCE: Bank of Canada

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