How Stephen Poloz proved the naysayers wrong

Stephen Poloz first dreamed of becoming Bank of Canada governor in 1974, when he got hooked on economics as an undergrad at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. Thirty-nine years later, it happened. How many of us can match that? Not many.But it would have required a dark soul to design the pre-mortem to prepare Poloz for an ending to his dream-come-true story that included the deaths of more...

U.S.-China pact signals global trade progress, but Poloz says it’s uncertain if Canada will benefit

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said it’s too early to tell whether recent improvements on the global trade front will lead to stronger trade and investment.In opening remarks he gave in Vancouver ahead of a “fireside chat” interview, Poloz said it “remains to be seen” how Canadian business will respond to the preliminary U.S.-China trade pact. The implications for Canada are...

Stephen Poloz to step down: How Canada’s top banker went from folksy obscurity to steady hand

OTTAWA — Outgoing governor Stephen Poloz once joked that, after being chosen to succeed Mark Carney as head of the Bank of Canada in 2013, he was received much like the guy who replaced Wayne Gretzky. That is to say: nobody actually remembers the guy who replaced The Great One.Poloz was plucked from relative obscurity as head of Export Development Canada and, despite being on the shortlist of...

Bank of Canada’s Stephen Poloz: Six candidates to be the next governor

Now that Stephen Poloz has announced he will step down as Bank of Canada Governor after his seven-year term ends in June 2020, attention turns to the possible candidates who might replace him. Here are six possibilities.The FavouriteCarolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor, Bank of Canada David Kawai/Bloomberg Hometown: Peterborough,...