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A worker sweeps the steps in front of Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
A worker sweeps the steps in front of Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Canada’s top financial regulators still operate behind closed doors

On Jan. 29, 2008, some of the most powerful public servants in Ottawa gathered around 6 p.m. for a meeting that was scheduled to last at least three hours.

Dinner was to be served, according to the agenda circulated in advance of the meeting of the Senior Advisory Committee, which is chaired by deputy minister of Finance and includes the heads of the Bank of Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corp., and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.