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Canada's Conservative leader mum on whether central bank governor could get second term


OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s main opposition leader declined to say on Saturday whether he would be open to extending the central bank chief’s term past June, which would make Stephen Poloz the first Bank of Canada governor to get a second term since the 1980s.

“Those are things we’ll look at after the election. We’re focused right now on earning the trust of Canadians. That’s our focus for the next nine days,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said when asked if he was open to Poloz staying on for a second term.

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