U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman confirms he’s leaving Canada post

Bruce Heyman. (Fred Chartrand/CP)

OTTAWABruce Heyman is stepping down as the top representative of the United States government in Canada.

The U.S. ambassador says he will leave the post effective Jan. 20, the day president-elect Donald Trump is to officially take office.

In a message on Twitter, Heyman makes clear he was asked to leave, saying he has resigned “as requested.”

The New York Times reported this week that Trump’s transition team has issued a blanket request that...

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