ALAN GREENSPAN: Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve Board. He’s the guy who tells the Bank of Canada how to experiment on us next.
BCNI: Business Council on National Issues. Most powerful corporate lobby in Canada. Michael Wilson sat on its knee and clacked his jaw. Paul Martin Jr. is now on the same perch.
MOODY’S INVESTOR SERVICE: Bond rater. When these guys call Canadian governments in for a conference, there is more fear and trembling that if it were the Horsemen of the Apocalypse inviting them to a rodeo.
MARGARET THATCHER: She’s been out of office in Britain for twenty years, but she’s now running Canada and the U.S. in spirit along with Milton Freedman, and may have taken over Europe.