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.


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