Canada appoints special adviser

Paul Masson will join the Bank of Canada as a special adviser for the year 2007-08 in September, the central bank announced on Wednesday 22 August.

Masson has worked at the central bank before, from 1973 until 1983, ending as deputy chief monetary and financial analysis. He also had a stint at the Organisation for Economic Development.

The central bank created the special adviser position in 1998 to offer a different perspective to monetary policy discussions and to give university and privat