Doer to become Canada's Ambassador to the United States
One day after announcing that he would step down as Manitoba's Premier, Gary Doer has been introduced as Canada's next Ambassador to the United States.
Doer, 61, has been the Premier of Manitoba since 1999. Although a member of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Gary Dewar is well liked across party lines. He is known as a small L Liberal, who is mostly a Centrist. It does come as a surprise though that he would be appointed by a Conservative Prime Minister.
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Michael Wilson, a former Conservative Finance Minister is the incumbent now.
Manitoba Premier Gary Doer will be introduced Friday in Ottawa as Canada's next ambassador to the United States, CBC News has learned.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was scheduled to meet with Doer at 9:30 a.m. ET.
The Prime Minister's Office has not confirmed that Doer will be given the position, but says Harper is scheduled to meet with Canada's new ambassador-designate to the U.S. in Ottawa on Friday morning.
Michael Wilson, the current ambassador and a former Conservative finance minister, has been in the post since March 2006. The Canadian Embassy's website does not indicate if or when Wilson might be leaving the Washington posting.
Doer announced Thursday that he would be stepping down as the NDP premier of Manitoba after 10 years.
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