Canada names new ambassador to Latvia

Canada’s foreign minister has appointed a new ambassador to Latvia, the government has announced.

John Morrison, who most recently has been his country’s ambassador to Serbia, will replace Scott Heatherington, who has been stationed in Rīga since 2008.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made the announcement on Dec. 19, according to a press release from Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

Morrison holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a master’s degree from Cambridge University. He joined Canada’s Department of External Affairs, now DFAIT, in 1985. Morrison’s diplomatic appointments have included service in Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Japan, as well as in the department’s headquarters in Ottawa.

From 2005-2008, Morrison was the deputy head of mission in Canada’s embassy in Moscow.

John Morrison

John Morrison is Canada’s new ambassador to Latvia. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

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