May 1, 2020 / 1:02 PM / a month ago

Canada Finance Minister Morneau, BOC Governor Poloz to make 'important announcement' at 9:30 EDT

OTTAWA, May 1 (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will hold a press conference on Friday, where they will make “an important announcement”, the finance ministry said in a statement.

The joint news conference is set for 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), where it is expected they will announce Canada’s new central bank governor. Poloz, who has held the post since 2013, is set to retire on June 2. (Reporting by Kelsey Johnson in Ottawa Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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