Last week, Sylvain Leduc, deputy governor at the Bank of Canada, gave a rare speech in Quebec City. At about the same time in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his move in the trade war with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Needless to say, Leduc, who, like the other deputies on governing council, only gets to speak a couple of times a year, was robbed of his glory. One reporter — one! — showed up at the press conference that followed the speech. And you can guess what that journalist wanted to talk about first.
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