Much of his time was devoted to producing a "Canadian plan" for an international monetary system. In meetings before and during the conference at Bretton Woods, NH, in 1944, Rasminsky's plan was thoroughly studied and partially accepted. After WWII Rasminsky rose through the BANK OF CANADA hierarchy to become governor in 1961. He headed the bank for 11 years, carefully shepherding MONETARY POLICY through difficult times. He was chairman of the board of governors of the International Development Research Inst 1973-78. Rasminsky was named a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1968.
Author J.L. GRANATSTEIN
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Biographies of former governors of the Bank of Canada. See the list on the right for other profiles. From the website for the Bank of Canada.