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Nine facts you might not have known about Mark Carney

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He was born in Fort Smith, NWT, and grew up in Edmonton.

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He is 47 years old.

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He worked for investment bank Goldman Sachs for 13 years and became deputy governor of the Bank of Canada in 2003.

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His well-connected associates and friends describe him as a highly intelligent participant in policy debates who is often a couple of steps ahead of everyone else at the table.

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From 2004 to 2008 he was senior associate deputy minister of finance.

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He has a Master’s degree in economics from Oxford University, completed in 1993.

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He earned a PhD in economics from Oxford University in 1995.

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He was the backup goalie for his university’s hockey team, the Harvard Crimson.

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The Financial Times reported that his horoscope on Monday read: “Your financial and emotional affairs could each receive a little boost.”

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