Bill Morneau gives up leading the OECD

Bill Morneau gives up leading the OECD

Former Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has retired from the race to become the next Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

“I do not have the support of a sufficient number of members to move on to the third round of the campaign,” he explained to justify his decision in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

“I am proud to have been able to speak about issues that matter to Canadians and the rest of the world – the fight against climate change, inclusive growth and seizing the opportunities of the digital world,” he added.

Bill Morneau was trying his luck at the head of the OECD after leaving his post as federal finance minister last summer on the sidelines of the WE Charity case that had splashed the Liberal government.

The current campaign for this international organization based in Paris aims to replace the Mexican Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the OECD since 2006.

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