ition soon, at an as-yet-undetermined date, once he’s helped the new Liberal government complete its transition.
He’s expected to move back to his home province, but has remained mum about any future career plans. The role with the Wilson Center will be parttime, shared with the other cochairs — former U.S. ambassador to Canada David Jacobson, and Hugh MacKinnon, chief executive of the law firm Bennett Jones.
A State Department official who oversees the relationship with Canada welcomed news that Doer won’t be going away entirely and will continue making occasional visits to Washington.
“It’s going to be a lot easier for us,” said Sue Saarnio, the deputy assistant secretary of state.
“You have earned a reputation in the diplomatic corps as one of the most effective ambassadors in Washington ... Your calls were always answered — and that’s no small accomplishment in this town.”
He’s good, fun and effective; the whole package.