Just weeks after being moved out of his portfolio, former Liberal leader and foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion has a new gig.
Dion told the House of Commons Tuesday he has agreed to be Canada’s ambassador to the European Union and Germany.
The Montreal-area MP was shuffled out of his portfolio earlier this month in favour of Chrystia Freeland. Many saw the move as a response by the Liberal government to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Dion did not initially accept Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s offer for the senior position.
John McCallum, who was also shuffled out of cabinet this month, has already agreed to serve as Canada’s ambassador to China.