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Mark Carney Featured at Cardus Speaking Series in Toronto


HAMILTON, April 26, 2013—Members of the media are invited to one of Mark Carney’s last public appearances as governor of the Bank of Canada on Friday May 3, 2013 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Mr. Carney’s brief introductory remarks will highlight a luncheon hosted by Michael Van Pelt, president of Cardus, and Father Raymond J. de Souza, editor-in-chief of Convivium magazine as well as a columnist with National Post and Catholic Register newspapers.

Father de Souza and Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, will offer their unique perspectives, and engage Mr. Carney in conversation on the ideas he has articulated as governor of the Bank of Canada.

The event continues the Cardus’ Hill Family Lecture Series that will include speakers such as Mr. Carney in Toronto, Barbara Kay in Ottawa, Conrad Black in Calgary, Rex Murphy in Vancouver and other notable Canadians in cities across the country.

Mr. Carney will leave the Bank of Canada in June to become governor of the Bank of England on 1 July 2013.

“Mark Carney is one of the superstars of international finance today, and it is a tremendous honor for Cardus and Convivium magazine to be able to offer him a forum for some of his farewell formal words to Canadians,” Michael Van Pelt said. “To do that in a format where thinkers such as Father de Souza and Roger Martin can join him in a dialogue on the key economic issues facing all of us makes for a truly memorable moment.”

The program begins at 1:00 at 77 Adelaide Street West.

Media representatives wishing to interview Michael Van Pelt or Father de Souza beforehand about the May 3 event or seeking more information on the Hill Family Lecture Series can contact Julia Nethersole at 905-528-8866 ext. 29 or by email at

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Cardus is a think-tank based in Hamilton, Ontario, which focuses on the renewal of social architecture in North America. Among its publications is Convivium magazine whose mission is to foster faith in our common life.