Former B.C. premier appointed British high commissioner

Gordon Campbell on list of new diplomatic appointments

The Canadian government has appointed former Liberal British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell as Canada’s new high commissioner in Britain. Campbell comes into the high-profile role after he resigned from the provincial top job last fall after 26 years in politics. Sanjeev Chowdhury, the director general of programs of the 2010 G8 and G20 summits, is the new consul general in Brazil. Several other diplomatic appointments were announced Monday: Glenn Davidson, a former vice-admiral with the navy who became ambassador to Syria in 2008, is now Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan.

CBC News

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