National Newswatch

A former Canadian ambassador to Israel who was removed from her post shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election is now suing the federal government, arguing she was undermined by her superiors, treated in bad faith, and is still owed pension money.

The lawsuit marks an escalation in the long-running battle between Canada’s diplomatic establishment and Vivian Bercovici, whose appointment stirred controversy from the day Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced it in January 2014.

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