Canada’s ambassador to China resigns in wake of two Michaels’ release

Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton is resigning, just months after working to secure Beijing’s release of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, a task he described as “the honour of a lifetime”.Barton said in an exit statement on Monday that his resignation was effective December 31.The former global managing partner of consulting giant McKinsey and Co was appointed ambassador in 2019, during a deep ebb in Canada’s relationship with China.Huawei Technologies’ chief financial…