An ambassador, at last
The Canadian-American Business Council (host to the PM's New York speech last week) gives us the news this morning -- Canada now has a U.S. Ambassador, nine months since the last one stepped down. We assume Ambassador Jacobson should arrive in Ottawa soon. Here's the CABC announcement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2009) – "Last night the United States Senate unanimously confirmed David Jacobson as U.S. Ambassador to Canada. The Canadian American Business Council congratulates Ambassador Jacobson on receiving the most plumb posting in the diplomatic corps. The opportunity to represent the United States in Canada is the chance of a lifetime. The issues are huge and the challenges complex. From stewardship of our shared continental environment, to intelligence collaboration, economic recovery and border management, Ambassador Jacobson arrives at a crucial moment in the Canada/U.S. relationship. That President Obama is sending Ambassador Jacobson as his personal representative is a tremendous compliment to Canada and an important statement about the value the United States places on the bilateral relationship." Scotty Greenwood, Executive Director, Canadian American Business Council.