BC’s former premier John Horgan has wasted no time in finding himself a new job in government since stepping down from his role as premier earlier this year.
On Wednesday, November 1st, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Horgan would officially be taking over in the role of Canada’s ambassador to Germany.
According to Trudeau, Horgan’s track record of exemplary public service is what made him stand out as a candidate for the role.
He was just this year, formerly the premier of British Columbia, he navigated the provincial government’s response to the COVID‑19 pandemic and pushed hard for the advancement of clean economic growth as a way to create good jobs.
In his role as premier, he won the majority of people in BC over having been elected to office in 2005 and re-elected for four consecutive terms following that.
“I congratulate John Horgan on his appointment as Canada’s Ambassador to Germany,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.
“He is a passionate public servant and an experienced leader, and I am confident that he will continue to serve Canada well and help advance our two countries’ common interests in this new role, including our shared commitment to building a clean future with good middle-class jobs and a strong economy that benefits everyone.”
Horgan’s role will include maintaining the close friendship between Canada and Germany, strengthening those ties, pushing for shared interest in clean energies and providing advice to Prime Minister Trudeau.