Briefing

Canada Infrastructure Bank chair ‘trying to go as quickly as we can’ to find new CEO

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Michael Sabia said there are “candidates” in the running for the top job to lead the Crown corporation, which was created in 2017 and has a $35-billion budget. Appointed chair in April, Sabia said the bank “can and should” have a role in relaunching and stimulating the post-COVID-19 economy. (The Globe and Mail)

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Talking point: Of the candidates, the name most frequently brought up is Evan Siddall. The current Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) CEO announced his departure in January after more than six years as its CEO. He has a close relationship with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and is generally well regarded in Ottawa for his time at CMHC. “He is too young and too smart not to be in public service,” Christopher Ragan, director of McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy, where Siddall teaches, told The Logic.