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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Liberals had tried to woo Mark Carney to run for leadership Reply with quote

( his actions were definity questionable and we maybe understand why he's leaving for england . i'm sort of surprised he'd have been interested in running for the liberals in the first place . sort of seem like alot to take on when considering there 3rd party status .)

Recent controversy colours Carney's career
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8:49 am, December 17th, 2012
4:14 pm, December 15th, 2012


Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney

Credits: REUTERS/CHRIS WATTIE


JESSICA HUME | QMI AGENCY




OTTAWA - Outgoing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has enjoyed an exalted reputation, but a recent media report that sheds light on his being courted by the Liberal party raises the question of whether he broke any conflict of interest rules while acting as a public servant.

According to the Globe and Mail, during a months-long period over which the Liberals attempted to woo Carney to run for the leadership, he spent a week-long vacation at the residence of Liberal MP Scott Brison, who is also that party's finance critic.

According to the Bank's own code of ethics, "acceptance by employees of gifts, hospitality or other benefits arising out of activities associated with their official Bank duties and offered by persons, groups or organizations having commercial or business dealings with the Bank, or with the potential of having such dealings with the Bank is permitted only if such gifts, hospitality" do not influence the employee or his judgement; compromise or appear to compromise the employee's objectivity or impartiality or the integrity of the Bank".

While members of the Liberal party were quietly trying to mobilize a potential Carney campaign, the banker made two notable speeches that are put into new light after the news of the Liberals' attempts to recruit him.

Becoming the first Bank governor to directly address organized labour, Carney spoke to the Canadian Auto Workers in August, telling them it wasn't just a high dollar hurting their industry, (saying insufficiently diverse export markets and low productivity were also factors).

Shortly after, Carney flew to the oil patch where he lambasted assertions of "Dutch disease" without naming Tom Mulcair - the NDP leader who attributed the so-called disease to oil development in Alberta.

Ian Lee, a political science professor at Carleton University, says news of the Liberals' recruitment efforts and Carney's complicity in them explains "why he's going to England."

"Carney probably realized that it's not great optics to be negotiating with the opposition to take on the government you're serving," Lee said.

A fiscal conservative who is socially progressive, Carney would be a prime candidate for either the Liberals or the Conservatives, said Lee, who has suspicions Stephen Harper may want to groom Carney as his successor in the 2019 federal election - a year after Carney's five-year stint in England expires.

Carney leaves for England next summer.

Neither MPs nor the Prime Minister's Office commented for this story.

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/s.....61433.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Carney had spent a weekend at a CPC MP's cottage in an attempt to recruit him to run for the party there would be an RCMP investigation underway.

If there is truth to this:

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According to the Globe and Mail, during a months-long period over which the Liberals attempted to woo Carney to run for the leadership, he spent a week-long vacation at the residence of Liberal MP Scott Brison, who is also that party's finance critic.


http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Po.....34156.html

Then I would at a minimum expect Scott Brison to step down.

If Bev Oda did over eight dollar OJ, then lobbying a sitting BoC Governor to lead your party while still holding a position like that is at least equal.

However, I am not foolish enough to expect anyone to hold the Liberals to any sort of ethical standards.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice snark, Cosmo ...

The Bev Oda shot was the best!
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