Mark Carney walks into a bar

The governor of the Bank of Canada stops by a gathering of reporters.

Carney seemed reluctant to speak on-the-record about the political controversy. He did make it known, however, that he believes suggestions that he was engaged in partisan political activity are baseless and that partisans of parties other than the Liberals had also sought him out with an eye towards recruiting him. He also said he has not yet started searching for a home in London, England.

I was at the bar last night, but didn’t speak with Mr. Carney. I just sat back and observed the scene with bemused amusement. (Mr. Carney and I did meet once, briefly, on a street corner in downtown Ottawa—which is to say we were introduced by a mutual acquaintance upon crossing paths—but otherwise I don’t believe we’ve ever spoken.)

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