David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., will leave the job at the end of the August, it was announced today by the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa.
MacNaugton, who has represented Canada in Washington during the tumultuous NAFTA negotiations and negotiations to end the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada, was seen as a calm and steady hand, said CA President Darren Praznik. “Ambassador MacNaughton always kept focussed on the long game and was very much key to Canada achieving its goals in the NAFTA negotiations despite the various road blocks which occurred along the way. He also always made time for our industry and was interested in our issues. He will be missed”, noted Praznik.
The Ambassador will be returning to Toronto to take up a position in the private sector.