Posted by Will Henley
By Chris Cobb, CJA Vice-President
Bank of Canada governors traditionally come and go without fuss or leaving any impression on the national memory.
The central bank chief – “Canada’s top banker,” in the shorthand of headline writers – is stereotypically a government-appointed academic in a dark suit who occasionally makes uncomfortable appearances before parliamentary committees and the press.
Once he’s pronounced on interest rates or explained the intricacies of monetary policy, he disappears into his grey, but well-funded sanctuary on Wellington Street to track market fluctuations like an obsessed birdwatcher.
Style and circumstance suggest Mark Carney’s tenure will be different.
(This article from the Ottawa Citizen was first published in November 2008 when Mark Carney took up his post as the Governor of the Bank of Canada)