Trump nominates new ambassador to Canada to fill post vacant since August

  • Trump nominates new ambassador to Canada to fill post vacant since August

Trump nominates new ambassador to Canada to fill post vacant since August

President Donald Trump has nominated a North Carolina Republican, physician and former diplomat as the next USA ambassador to Canada.

While the timing of her Senate confirmation remains to be determined, the nomination could help push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toward appointing a permanent Canadian ambassador to the US, where Kirsten Hillman has been serving as acting ambassador since David MacNaughton resigned the post last summer.

She now works as the vice-chair of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, a position she has held since May 2017.

Wos has a long resume that includes working as a physician specializing in internal medicine and pulmonary care as well as being the USA ambassador to Estonia.

From 2013 to 2015 Wos served as North Carolina's Secretary of the Department of Health, overseeing a budget of $20 billion.

Wos is married to Louis DeJoy, a major GOP fundraiser and donor.

Dr. Aldona Wos was nominated Tuesday to fill the role vacated by Kelly Craft, who is now the country's ambassador to the United Nations, news outlets reported.

Canada has yet to name a permanent replacement as ambassador to the US after David MacNaughton left the top diplomatic post in August.

Deputy ambassador Kirsten Hillman has been serving as Canada's acting ambassador to the U.S.