Ottawa, April 25, 2007

Archived - Minister of Finance Congratulates Governor of the Bank of Canada for Distinguished Career in Public Service

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, made the following statement today:

"On behalf of Canada's New Government and all Canadians, I would like to thank Governor David Dodge for his extremely successful term at the Bank of Canada and offer my best wishes as he prepares to leave the central bank in January 2008.

Governor Dodge has served Canada in the finest tradition of central bankers, and his influence has been felt not only here but around the world. In particular, his strong leadership during the turbulent post-9/11 period has helped Canada lead the Group of Seven countries in economic growth.

As Minister of Finance, I have appreciated his wise counsel and advice, as well as his steady hand as head of the Bank. Our Government respects his decision not to seek another term and congratulates Governor Dodge on his distinguished career in Canada's public service."

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