Some Liberal insiders are looking at former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to replace Trudeau should the Liberals lose the next election, according to Chantal Hebert. Just what Canada needs - another Goldman Sachs boy to help the super-rich.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership has not emerged unscathed from his trouble-plagued pre-election season.
With a possible Liberal defeat this fall in mind, some insiders are already strategizing a path to the party leadership for former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney.
Carney is due to finish his current gig as governor of the Bank of England at the end of this year. There has long been speculation that he could one day land in the Canadian political arena and that if he did, he would cast his lot with the Liberals.
As the party’s fortunes have declined in the pre-election polls, that speculation has turned into active interest — if not on Carney’s part, at least on that of some of his many fans inside the party.
On a recent conference call, a group of them discussed how Trudeau’s diminished prospects could result in an early opportunity for Carney to succeed him.
According to one participant, the group is working on the assumption that Trudeau will be hard-pressed to win more than 140 seats in October.