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Dominic Barton named Canada's new ambassador to China

The Canadian government has selected Dominic Barton as its new ambassador to China, according to CBC Wednesday.

Barton, 56, has been a prominent Canadian in international economic affairs, with a long career at consultancy McKinsey &Company, where he served as global managing partner for nine years, ending in 2018.

According to a corporate biography posted online, Barton has spent time in China before. He was based in Shanghai as the company's Asia chairman from 2004-2009.

He was most recently listed as global managing partner emeritus at McKinsey, although his biography was no longer available on the company's website Wednesday.

Barton also chaired the Advisory Council on Economic Growth for Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau.