Flaherty leaves conflict questions to Bank of Canada

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency...

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency File Photo)

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 9:59 AM ET

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says it's up to the chief central banker to respond to whether the Bank of Canada's conflict of interest guidelines need an update.

Questions were raised about the bank's policies after it came to light governor Mark Carney spent nearly a week's vacation at the home of the Liberal finance critic.

Carney and MP Scott Brison are close friends and the bank's general counsel cleared Carney of any conflict of interest breaches after media inquired about the stay.


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