News

Dix applauds Campbell appointment

They could not be more politically different, but NDP leader Adrian Dix is praising the apparent selection of former  B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell as the next Canadian high commissioner to Britain.

“I wish him well,” said Dix.

“It’s no secret I totally disagree with him about B.C. politics but I think he will work very hard (representing the country).”

On Thursday, the Canadian Press reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to tap Campbell, who served as B.C. premier for nine years, to be the next top Canadian diplomat in London.

The post is considered one of the highest in the Canadian diplomatic corp. Last year, Harper selected former Manitoba NDP premier Gary Doer to be the Canadian ambassador to the United States.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

A look at 10 memorable Canadian sports stories
 
Kelowna skaters hold own in Quebec
 
Okanagan Rockets prep for rival Giants
Steady ascent for Heat women
 
Undermanned Rockets welcome break
 
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
Part III: Youth Dealing with Depression
 
Diesel price stays stubbornly high as crude drops
 
Chilliwack council sends ALC application back for another look

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.