Canada’s National Post newspaper this week reported that Washington insiders say President Obama is considering Ms. Kennedy for the posting to Ottawa.
Chris Sands, a Washington-based specialist on U.S.-Canada relations, told the Post that her appointment would give Canada a “chance to deepen the relationship.” Ms. Kennedy was an early supporter of Mr. Obama’s in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Other names mentioned for the position: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; Jennifer Granholm, a former Michigan governor who was born in Canada; Christine Gregoire, a former governor of Washington state; Brian Schweitzer, a former governor of Montana; and Olympia M. Snow, a former senator from Maine. Mrs. Snow is the only Republican in the lot.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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