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  • Stephen S. Poloz

    Stephen S. Poloz served as the 9th Governor of the Bank of Canada from June 3, 2013 to June 2, 2020.
  • Mark Carney

    Mr. Carney was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2008, for a term of seven years. After five and half years of service as Governor, Mr. Carney departed the Bank of Canada on 1 June 2013 to become the Governor of the Bank of England. He was appointed to this position […]
  • David Dodge

    Mr. Dodge, appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 1 February 2001 for a term of seven years, retired on 31 January 2008. As Governor, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. A native of Toronto, Mr. Dodge received a bachelor's degree (honours) in economics from Queen's University, and a […]
  • Gordon Thiessen

    Mr. Thiessen was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada on 1 February 1994, for a term of seven years, retiring on 31 January 2001. Born in South Porcupine, Ontario, Mr. Thiessen grew up in a number of different towns in Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, he worked for a chartered bank in […]
  • John Crow

    Mr. Crow was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada on 1 February 1987 for a term of seven years. Born in London, England, Mr. Crow spent two years with the Royal Air Force, then studied at Oxford University, graduating in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 1961. After university he worked for more than a […]
  • Gerald Bouey

    Mr. Bouey was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada and President of the Industrial Development Bank on 1 February 1973. He served two 7-year terms, retiring on 1 February 1987. Born in Axford, Saskatchewan, Mr. Bouey earned an Honours BA at Queen's University, where he was awarded the Economics Medal. During World War II, Mr. Bouey […]
  • Louis Rasminsky

    Mr. Rasminsky was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada and President of the Industrial Development Bank in July 1961. He was re-appointed for a second 7-year term in 1968. Born in Montreal in 1908, Mr. Rasminsky was educated at the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics. He worked at the League […]
  • James Coyne

    James Coyne was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada and President of the Industrial Development Bank on 1 January 1955. Born in Winnipeg, Mr. Coyne graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA in 1931 and studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, attaining a BA Jurisprudence and BCL in 1934. Mr. […]
  • Graham Towers

    Mr. Towers was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada on 8 September 1934 and served three 7-year terms, retiring on 31 December 1954. Born in Montreal in 1897, Mr. Towers graduated from McGill University in 1919 and had a distinguished career with the Royal Bank of Canada at Montreal before becoming Governor of the […]
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