11/16/2015 01:51 EST | Updated 11/16/2016 05:12 EST

Gary Doer To Co-Chair Wilson Center's Canada Institute

Justin Tang/The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON — After having been a corrections worker, union official, Manitoba premier and ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer is moving to another new career, helping run a think-tank.

The soon-to-be-former ambassador says his post-diplomatic plans include volunteering with a Washington-based institute that focuses on Canada-U.S. relations.

Doer will co-chair the advisory committee to the Wilson Center's Canada Institute, which shares research and invites speakers on the Canada-U.S. relationship to events in the American capital.

He's already said he will leave his diplomatic position soon, at an as-yet-undetermined date, after helping the new Liberal government complete its transition.

He is expected to move back to his home province, as the work with the Wilson Center will be part-time.

Doer's announcement came at an event this morning attended by three former U.S. ambassadors to Canada, Canadian embassy employees and a U.S. State Department official who saluted Doer's work.


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