Former Manitoba premier Doer will take on Canada-U.S. trade adviser role if NDP win

CBC News
September 12, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Wab Kinew & Gary Doer

The Manitoba NDP promises to bring back a party all-star as an adviser if it forms the next provincial government. Leader Wab Kinew announced on Tuesday that former premier Gary Doer would work with a Manitoba NDP government as an adviser on Canada-U.S. trade, should the party win the Oct. 3 election. …Doer, 75, served as the 20th premier of Manitoba from 1999 to 2009, winning three provincial elections, with a larger majority each time. After retiring from politics, Doer served as Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2009-16. He later worked for the Alberta government as an advocate in resolving the softwood lumber dispute with the Trump administration. He is currently the volunteer co-chair of the Woodrow Wilson Institute and is a member of the advisory board of the Canadian American Business Council. His gig with the NDP would also be on a volunteer basis.

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