Economist and Former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney Endorses Catherine McKenney for Mayor

OTTAWA, October 16, 2022 – Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada (2008 - 2013) and the Bank of England (2013 - 2020), and climate finance reformer, today endorsed Catherine McKenney for Mayor.

Mr. Carney has released a video endorsement on his Twitter account.

Mark Carney and Catherine McKenney have issued the following comments on the endorsement: 

“One candidate stands heads and shoulders above the rest and that’s Catherine McKenney. Catherine is a proven leader, with experience at City Hall. Catherine respects the value of the taxpayer’s dollar, which is why they have released a fully costed financial plan. During the convoy, Catherine was on the streets — backing the rights of all people in Ottawa. While some others hid or used it as a photo op, Catherine was there for us.”

— Mark Carney 


“Mark Carney calls Ottawa home, and I am grateful for his endorsement. He is a respected economist known for his focus on both financial stability and climate action. He is also the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. As Mayor, I will make Ottawa the sustainable, world-class city we both know it can be.” 

— Catherine McKenney

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Catherine McKenney is running for Mayor to make Ottawa the greenest, healthiest, and most connected city in Canada. For more information visit

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