Business group tells U.S. Senate to name the next ambassador to Canada

Global News

WASHINGTON – A prominent business group says it’s time the U.S. Senate appointed the next ambassador to Canada, calling the delay in his confirmation a counter-productive and unnecessary result of partisan games.

The Canadian American Business Council said nominee Bruce Heyman is qualified for the job and shouldn’t be forced to wait any longer.

It sent a letter Thursday to the leaders of both parties in the Senate, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, asking them to approve an appointment that has already received the backing of the chamber’s foreign-relations committee.

“Talented Americans, who have been asked by our government to serve in public life, should not have to put their own lives on hold indefinitely while the Senate is mired in partisan gamesmanship,” said Maryscott Greenwood, one of two people to co-sign the letter.

“Due process is one thing. Indefinite limbo is another. The Canada-U.S. relationship is too important, too…

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