The Toronto Star reports that officials of Canada’s ruling Liberal Party are looking at Bank of England Governor Mark Carney as a possible successor to its current leader Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Carney’s current term ends in January 2020.
In a recent meeting, a group of party insiders discussed Trudeau’s diminished political prospects and how they could provide an early opportunity for Carney to succeed him. It did not detail how Carney – a former Bank of Canada governor – would be able to replace Trudeau.
According to one of the participants in the call, the group is assuming it will be difficult for Trudeau to win more than 140 seats in a federal election set for October, much less than the 170 required for a majority, the Toronto Star said.
Trudeau is mired in accusations of interference in a corporate corruption case that triggered the resignations of two cabinet members.