May 1, 2020 / 1:47 PM / a month ago

Canada names Tiff Macklem, a former senior deputy, as the next Bank of Canada governor

OTTAWA, May 1 (Reuters) - Tiff Macklem, a former senior deputy at the Bank of Canada who has recently been a leading voice for a shift toward a low-carbon economy, has been named to take over as governor of the central bank, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Friday.

Macklem, 59, will take over for Stephen Poloz, whose term ends on June 2. (Reporting by Kelsey Johnson and Steve Scherer Editing by Denny Thomas and Chizu Nomiyama)

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