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Former Toronto mayor David Miller to head World Wildlife Fund Canada

Former Toronto Mayor David Miller is photographed during an interview in his office at Toronto City Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 22, 2010.

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Former Toronto mayor David Miller has a new job.

World Wildlife Federation Canada says Miller will become the organization's president and chief executive officer.

Miller, who was mayor from 2003 to 2010, begins his new job on Sept. 3.

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He will oversee WWF-Canada's staff of more than 100 employees and lead an organization with more than 150,000 supporters and volunteers.

In a statement on the WWF-Canada website, Miller says he believes environmental issues are the greatest challenge of our generation.

He says WWF-Canada is an organization with strong values that seeks solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

"It's science-based, principled and has an enviable track record of building innovative partnerships to create those solutions."

Since leaving municipal politics in 2010, Miller has been working for the law firm Aird and Berlis LLP as counsel for international business and sustainability.

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