Gary Doer was the 23rd Canadian ambassador to the United States and former premier of Manitoba. Currently, he is a senior business advisor at Dentons, multinational law firm, and works closely with their Canada-US cross-border practice.
Doer won three consecutive elections as Premier of Manitoba. In 2005, he was named by Business Week magazine as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change. As premier, he led strategic investments in health care, education and infrastructure; worked with both US and Mexico governors to improve trade and energy cooperation; and introduced balanced budgets during each of his ten years in office.
Doer was later appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States in 2009. During his six year tenure, he worked with leaders in both Canada and the US at the state and federal level to ensure Canada’s entry into the Trans-Pacific-Partnership. In 2011, the World Affairs Council awarded Doer its distinguished diplomatic service award.
Doer joined the Dialogue as a Member in 2020. He currently serves on the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.