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The U.S. Capitol is seen at night on Sept. 30, 2013. Congress will begin 2014 with a showdown over a White House-backed bid to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans.
The U.S. Capitol is seen at night on Sept. 30, 2013. Congress will begin 2014 with a showdown over a White House-backed bid to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans.
(KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

Much-delayed ambassador arrives at testy time for Canada-U.S. relations

Like spring, Bruce Heyman’s arrival in Ottawa, has been rather delayed.

The new U.S. ambassador – a big-time Chicago fundraiser for Barack Obama – will collect his political reward from a grateful president when he finally makes it to Bytown on the Rideau sometime soon, probably before the last snow is gone. Now that he’s sworn in, all he has to do is present his credentials to the Queen’s representative and Ambassador Heyman will be in business.