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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, official venue of the Wimbledon Championships since 1877, held its first Environment Day on July 1. One of the AELTC’s “environmental champions” who appeared in the Royal Box that day was Mark Carney. The former Bank of Canada and Bank of England governor currently serves as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s finance adviser for COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and is the UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance. It’s interesting that the Canadian-born Carney celebrated Canada’s birthday aboard, albeit in an official capacity, on the cusp of his long-awaited foray into Canadian politics. After months of speculation, the erstwhile financial guru of two nations may have found a potential seat. Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna’s decision not to run in the next federal election has potentially created a soft landing for Carney in the riding of Ottawa Centre. (He and his family live in the nation’s capital.) This seat had been mostly in Liberal hands since 1979. McKenna won a close race against Dewar in 2015, and then handily retained it by nearly 15,500 votes in 2019.

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