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United States Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson pauses during an interview June 17, 2013 at his official residence in Ottawa.
United States Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson pauses during an interview June 17, 2013 at his official residence in Ottawa.
(Dave Chan For The Globe and Mail)

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As David Jacobson packs his bags, he leaves a Canada that is prouder and more confident than it was when he arrived four years ago.