So, Mark Carney is becoming the governor of the Bank of England starting next
February July. Good for him. Now if only we could find some way to put more Canadians in charge of the rest of the EU, maybe we could straighten out their mess.
As an aside, it’s nice to see that the Brits don’t seem to have any hang-ups about appointing a, ahem, foreigner to head one of their most important financial institution (I believe this is the first non-British Governor, though they have had senior American and Australian officials in the BoE). Could you imagine the uproar from the usual suspects in Canada if we were to appoint a Brit (no matter how talented) as the Governor of the Bank of Canada?