Canada appoints first female ambassador to the US

Kirsten Hillman has officially be named the Canadian ambassador to the United States, making Hillman the first women to serve in this position.
Kirsten Hillman has officially be named the Canadian ambassador to the United States, making Hillman the first women to serve in this position.

Kirsten Hillman has officially been named the Canadian ambassador to the United States, making Hillman the first women to serve in this position.

Hillman is a deeply respected figure in Ottawa, creating cross-partisan support for her appointment, according to CBC News.

Hillman has come to be known as a tough negotiator over her years in the foreign service, working with the CPC to create the Trans Pacific Partnership deal. As well as this, she played a significant role in the NAFTA negotiations of last year.

Due to the strong economic relationship between the U.S. and Canada, the ambassadorial position in Washington D.C. is widely seen as the most important.

Under Trump's presidency, happy relations between the two countries have not always been effortless. In Decemeber of last year, President Trump called Trudeau "two-faced" after a perceived slight, and U.S. consistently fails to inform Ottawa of their foreign policy.