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Calls for the Canucks to do the right thing. Colin Bradford, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, calls for Canada to take a stand and push for merit-based leadership at the Bank.

Bradford urges Canada to stop tacitly supporting the Bush administration and "play a leadership role in breaking this stalemate by throwing its weight behind governance reform, strengthening accountability and transparency, and supporting a multilateral solution to presidential selection."

Bradford's picks for a successor to Wolfowitz? "Such a list of nominees could include Paul Martin, former finance minister and prime minister of Canada, who has been an activist for governance reform in recent years and is a recognized multilateralist. But it could also include the likes of Pedro Malan, former finance minister of Brazil, Trevor Manuel, current finance minister of South Africa, Sri Mulyani, current finance minister of Indonesia, V.J. Kelkar, former executive director for India at the IMF, Stanley Fischer, former acting managing director of the IMF and former VP and chief economist of the World Bank, Jim Leach, former chairman of the US House Banking Committtee, and Tony Blair, current prime minister of the UK, for example."

Jeff Powell ~ May 03, 2007

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