(Bloomberg) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government officially nominated former finance minister Bill Morneau to be secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Canadian seeks to replace Angel Gurria, who announced in July that he would not seek a fourth term as chief of the Paris-based OECD. The OECD’s 37 member states have already begun a process aimed at selecting a new secretary general for a five-year term that starts June 1.
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Canada is pitching Morneau, 57, as the candidate with the most experience on key global issues given his five-year run as a Group of Seven and G-20 finance minister, as well as being best positioned to broker consensus within the group on divisive issues such as digital taxation.
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