Financial sector policy

The Department of Finance Canada deals with issues affecting federal financial institutions (banks, trust and loan companies, insurance companies and credit unions), pension plans, and all of their respective clients. For example, it:

  • Develops the regulations that govern the institutions so they remain safe and sound and are responsive to consumers' needs.
  • Analyzes the financial sector in Canada and abroad.
  • Helps ensure that Canada has an effective regime to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
  • Manages the debt and international reserves of the Government of Canada, in conjunction with the Bank of Canada, and provides policy advice on activity in the domestic capital markets.

Finance Canada works closely with other agencies, including the

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