Bank of Canada Governor Poloz Speaks
Speaking engagements by Bank of Canada (BoC) Governor Stephen S. Poloz are primary market movers of the Canadian dollar (CAD). Poloz has served the BoC in this capacity since appointment in June of 2013. He is serving a seven-year term, concluding in 2020.Before becoming BoC Governor, Poloz completed a rich academic background. A graduate from Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program, Poloz has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and Japan’s Economic Planning Agency.Comments from any central bank head are typically scripted in advance to avoid disrupting market behavior. Any unusually hawkish or dovish commentary from Poloz has the potential to heighten volatility dramatically facing the CAD.