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From rebel to rock star, Bank of Canada governors through history Add to ...

Born in the Great Depression, tested and proven in the Great Recession, the Bank of Canada is home to the most powerful unelected officials in the country. Formed in the 1930s, it is young by global standards, compared to the Bank of England’s beginnings in the late 1600s, the Bundesbank’s in the late 1800s and the Federal Reserve’s in the early 1900s. Eight men have held the influential position of governor since it opened in March 1935