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OTTAWA -- It was a diplomatic posting with roots going back almost two years to the shores of Hudson Bay.

Premier Gary Doer and Prime Minister Ste­phen Harper were in a private plane in October 2007, headed north to make a joint fundraising announcement for the Port of Churchill, when Doer casually mentioned his plan to retire after 10 years.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Gary Doer on Parliament Hill Friday as Doer was named Canada’s next ambassador to the United States.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Gary Doer on Parliament Hill Friday as Doer was named Canada’s next ambassador to the United States.

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