Policy Update

Canada announces new diplomatic appointments following federal election

Canada's minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, announced a large shift in diplomatic appointments following Canada's federal election on October 21, 2019.  The new appointments are as follows: 

  • Ambassador to Hungary- Caroline Charette has replaced Isabelle Poupart;

  • Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates- Marcy Grossman has replaced Masud Husain;

  • Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador- Karolina Guay has replaced Maryse Guilbeault;

  • Ambassador to Mongolia- Catherine Ivkoff has replaced David Sproule;

  • Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar- François Lafrenière has replaced Karen MacArthur;

  • Ambassador to the Russian Federation- Alison LeClaire has replaced John Kur;

  • Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia- Cameron MacKay has replaced Peter MacArthur;

  • Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan- Douglas Scott Proudfoot has replaced James Christoff;

  • Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq- Ulric Shannon has replaced Paul Gibbard;

  • Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco- Nell Stewart has replaced Nathalie Dubé; and

  • Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria- Christopher Wilkie has replaced Patricia McCullagh.

Press release - Global Affairs Canada