Can you believe this?
Mark Carney is leaving us for the Bank of England!
Carney said he and Flaherty had enjoyed an effective partnership and added he will miss the camaraderie and clear sense of purpose he experienced with the finance minister. He praised the strength of the central bank and reiterated his confidence in it.
A smiling Flaherty said this moment is “bittersweet,” and that the loss of Carney will be felt in Canada.
Carney’s rumoured appointment to the Bank of England was the source of published reports last spring, and at the time he and the Bank of Canada denied the reports.
“I’m totally focused on my two responsibilities: as governor of the Bank of Canada, and the Financial Stability Board,” Carney told reporters on April 18. “I can assure you they add up to more than every waking hour of the day.”
I’d leave a job that added up to more than ‘every waking hour of the day’ as well.