Central Banking

Ottawa stays mum on Canada's new bank governor

A veil of mystery is hanging over the Bank of Canada. Even the date for announcing the next central bank governor is as much of a puzzle as who the new chief will be.

"We're not really aware of that. The announcement will be made by the government," a Bank of Canada spokesman said on Friday, after the board of directors met and reportedly discussed governor Gordon Thiessen's replacement.

Senior deputy governor Malcolm Knight is widely believed to be the successor to Thiessen, who will retire at

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