Politics not in play at Bank of Canada, says Flaherty, Carney

IFinance Minister Jim Flaherty in Toronto, December 19, 2012. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

IFinance Minister Jim Flaherty in Toronto, December 19, 2012. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 7:53 PM ET

OTTAWA  - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is satisfied that Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney was not dabbling in partisan politics when Carney spent a week last summer vacationing at the Nova Scotia home of a Liberal MP.

"Mark says there is no partisan political activity," Flaherty said in a year-end interview broadcast on Sun News Network Thursday. "That's very important. It's fundamental, I think, for confidence in our institutions. So I haven't commented on it other than that because it's up to the governor, I think, if he chooses to comment on it to go ahead and comment."

Sun Media and other reporters had been trying to reach Carney for comment since reports surfaced on the weekend with details about how senior Liberals were hotly pursuing him to lead their party.

 


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