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    JohnAskew

    , Proton2 wrote

    @JohnAskew: First question: The Queen (monarch) is the symbolic head of Canada and has no real powers and doesn't really own any part of Canada.

     

    Second Question: Currently there is no leader of the Liberal party, just an interm leader until one is selected sometime later this year. Before the son of Pierre Trudeau entered the race, there was some speculation that Mark Carney might run for leader. Since liberal and Conservative parties in Canada are close to the center, Carney could fit in to either party.

    Then I am a jealous neighbor to the south. But there may be more than 2 parties back up in there...

    We have setup an anti-gravity field around the political center in the USA, so that no one can meet and work anything out. It's flawless so far...

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    Proton2

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    Ex Goldman Sachs no?

     

    Indeed, you are correct.

     

    "Carney is also a Goldman  Sachs alum.  He spent thirteen years (1988 to 2003) there working in  the London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices."

    Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/current-goldman-alumni-in-key-public-positions-2012-11#ixzz2DWfntqnm

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    evildictait​or

    , Proton2 wrote

    *snip*

     

    Prime Minister.

    But what about the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who actually hired the guy in the first place? Or the Permanant Secretary to the Treasury, who tells the Chancellor of the Exchequer things like how to tie his shoelaces and not to swear at journalists?

    And what about the CEOs of banks? The board of RBS have made more of an impact to the country's economy over the past ten years (both up and down) than the head of the BoE.

    Or how about the head of the department for Work and Pensions? His department gets people back to work and runs the job centres, or the head of the department for Business Innovation and Skills, who encourages Business Growth? Or the CEO of the CBI? Or the head of the Chambers of Commerce? Or the Chairman of the Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund? Or the Foreign Secretary who encourages external businesses to start in the UK and buy UK exports? Or frankly any single member of the Cabinet or their Permanent Secretaries? Or the chairman of the Conservative Party? Or the Deputy Prime Minister?

    Methinks you have assumed too quickly that the head of the BoE is important. Or that he can change the economy at will.

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    evildictait​or

    , JohnAskew wrote

    ?? How can the Queen own non-French Canada? What's that angle? I realize Canada was territory once...

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    The queen is on all $20 and $1000 notes in Canada, and hence owns all of Canada using the long established tradition of it belongs to you if their currency has your face on it*.

    * not actually a tradition. Terms and conditions apply.

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    Proton2

    , JohnAskew wrote

    *snip*

    Then I am a jealous neighbor to the south. But there may be more than 2 parties back up in there...

    We have setup an anti-gravity field around the political center in the USA, so that no one can meet and work anything out. It's flawless so far...

     

    There are 2 other parties that have elected members. The Greens with 1 seat, and the New Democrat Party (NDP) sometimes incorrectly called National by outsiders. The NDP have enough seats to form the opposition, which just means they are in second place. There is also a Quebec Independence party that only have members from Quebec, and not that long ago was the official opposition. I'm not even sure if they have any seats at all, and I'm to lazy to Bing it. The NDP is considered a far left party, whose popular leader recently died from cancer.

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    Proton2

    @evildictaitor: My mistake, he is the second most influential bank head, behind the US Fed. (once he starts the job). Sorry for the confusion, I read the article to quickly.

     

    Rest assured on other "controversial" topics, I read very carefully and often. Wink

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    Proton2

    @evildictaitor:The hunt for Canada's $1,000 bills: There are nearly a million left, most in the hands of criminal elites.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/15/the-hunt-for-canadas-1000-bills-there-are-nearly-a-million-left-most-in-the-hands-of-criminal-elites/

     

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