CMHC's Evan Siddall prepares what could be his final acts as the most important person in Canadian housing
It’s Casual Tuesday at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
That’s my impression, anyway, as chief executive Evan Siddall arrives for an interview dressed like a Shopify Inc. executive, not the leader of a 73-year-old Crown financial institution.
He takes a look at me in my second-best suit and decides an explanation is in order. The former investment banker is wearing a half-zip sweater under his sports jacket instead of a shirt and tie because he’s taking his senior managers on a mindfulness retreat. “We’re doing yoga as a way to open the doors on a bunch of conversations we need to have,” he said.
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