A really important guy …

Our news is full of Justin Trudeau, Erin O’Toole, Chrystia Freeland, Jagmeet Singh and, now, Annamie Paul and so on …

… and they matter, and what they say and do matters, too, whether it is Ms Freeland refusing to give Parliament her estimate of this year’s deficit, Mr Singh being reminded that a few years ago (November 2016) he gave an ill-considered eulogy when Fidel Castro died, or that Ms Paul had to fight against what seems to be a surge of filthy anti-Semitism in the Green Party of Canada.

But there is someone else in Ottawa who matters, too, arguably more than at least a couple of the people in the photo array just above …

… he is Richard T (Tiff) Macklem, and I’m sad to say that I know that millions of Canadians, including at least some of my readers, will not know who he is or why he matters.

Thankfully, David Parkinson, one of the Globe and Mail‘s veteran economic reporters , interviewed Mr Macklem (he has a PhD in Economics from Western University (1989)) and the Globe and Mail has published an excellent biography with a clear and very fair explanation of why what he is doing, right. now, matters so much to all of us. Monetary policy is not boring and I would argue that, for Canada’s long term financial prospects, Tiff Macklem may matter more than any of the politicians mentioned above.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

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