He'll take over from John McCallum, who was fired in January.
McCallum said he warned Chinese officials that more bans on Canadian imports could help Conservatives win.
Ambassador John McCallum was mostly right when he suggested the Chinese CFO might have an out.
Chrystia Freeland said John McCallum was fired because he didn't toe the government's line.
He accused Trudeau of damaging Canada's chance of releasing detainees held in China.
The PM asked him step down Friday night.
Andrew Scheer has called for the ambassador to be fired.
"I regret that my comments with respect to the legal proceedings of Ms. Meng have created confusion."
The government's focus on getting detained Canadians back home, he says.
The ambassador made the remarks to Chinese reporters in Toronto.