The Bank of Canada created the position of Special Adviser in 1998 to bring additional perspectives to monetary policy discussions and to give university and private sector professionals in economics and finance first-hand knowledge of the institution.
Special Advisers are appointed for a period of one year. Below is a list of individuals who have been appointed since the position was created in 1998.
|Year||Visiting Special Adviser||Professional Association at Time of Appointment|
|2006-07||Professor Steve Ambler||Université du Québec à Montréal|
|2005-06||Bruce Little||Journalist (Retired from the Globe and Mail)|
|2004-05||Professor Christopher Ragan||McGill University|
|2003-04||Professor John Helliwell||University of British Columbia|
|2002-03||Andrew Spence||Global Head, Currency Markets and Credit Markets Research, TD Securities|
|2001-02||Professor John Chant||Simon Fraser University|
|2000-01||Professor Angela Redish||University of British Columbia|
|1999-2000||Professor Daniel Racette||École des Hautes Études Commerciales|
|1998-99||Professor David Laidler||University of Western Ontario|