How about Carney as Minister of Economic Transformation?

Dateline: Ottawa If the Minister of Finance is right, and the chances of the Opposition parties bringing about a federal election are 50/50, then it is time to consider a “big idea”. Not that there’s anything wrong with prudent management serving as your key election platform. It is, in most situations, a definite winner. Hands

Economic reality should quickly silence Carney critics

Timing can sometimes be everything in life, and there is little doubt that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney had the benefit of a modest economic tailwind in the United Kingdom when he took up his new post early last summer. The honeymoon went great, as they usually do, and the British press quickly discovered

Canada will miss Mark Carney

One could be all macho, and rely on Dan Mida’s comforting words when Tye Burt quit Nesbitt Burns in 1997 to join another dealer. Mr. Mida summed up Bay Street’s HR dynamic very well with this simple line: “People come and people go.” When it comes to former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, I

Carney leaves with the crowd panting for more

There was a part of me that was going to just let it pass. In the three weeks since Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s exit was announced, much has been written and speculated. The why, how, what, when, instead of…. I’ve tried to read it all, and came to the conclusion that none of

Enough of this Mark the Great Liberal Hope blather

In a moment of weakness last night, I actually volunteered to attend the weekly meetings of a Toronto-based Liberal breakfast group. This will surprise those of you who are aware that my first political convention was the 1976 federal PC Leadership contest. If math isn’t your forte, that was 36 years ago. More recently, I