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  • David Johnston to be Canada's next GG (Governor General)

    07/08/2010 6:59:07 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 8. 2010 | David Akin
    OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will name David Johnston as governor general designate, QMI Agency has learned, choosing a lifelong academic widely admired for his smarts, his ability to build consensus and - an apparent must for Harper - his ability to play hockey. Johnston, 69, is a fluently bilingual Ontario native known as "Grandpa Book" to his grandchildren because they think he reads so much. And while one of his five daughters works on the staff of Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty, Johnston himself has avoided being tagged with any partisan political label during his long career as...
  • Canada halts parliament amid row [by order of The Queen]

    12/04/2008 6:11:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 48 replies · 1,172+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/4/2008
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has won a bid to suspend parliament, blocking an opposition attempt to topple his minority government. The governor general agreed to Mr Harper's request, unprecedented in the country, after talks. If the request had been rejected, he would have had to step down or face a confidence vote he was sure to lose. Opposition parties had called the vote for Monday, accusing the government of failing to shore up the economy. Acting head of state Michaelle Jean Governor General Michaelle Jean agreed to prorogue - or suspend - parliament until 26 January when the government...
  • Governor General Agrees to Prorogue Canadian Parliament

    12/04/2008 10:01:28 AM PST · by Loyalist · 30 replies · 712+ views
    CEP News ^ | December 4, 2008 | CEP News
    Canadian politicians got an early start on the Christmas break when Governor General Michaelle Jean Thursday agreed to a request from Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prorogue Parliament. Harper emerged from a two-and-a-half hour meeting with the Governor General, telling reporters that the House of Commons will not resume sitting until Jan. 26. The House had been scheduled to sit until Dec. 12. The first item on the parliamentary agenda in January will be a new budget setting out the stimulus that the Canadian economy needs in the face of the continuing global financial crisis, Harper said. He urged members...
  • Australia to get first female Governor-General

    04/12/2008 10:52:37 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 133+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 13th April 2008
    AUSTRALIA is to have its first female governor-general, with the announcement that Queensland's governor, Quentin Bryce, has been appointed to the job. The announcement came as current Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery handed in his resignation. Major General Jeffery's current term is due to expire next month. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Ms Bryce would become Australia's 25th governor-general. Ms Bryce, who was appointed the 24th Governor of Queensland in July 2003, had been an inspiring governor, serving with great distinction, Mr Rudd said. "Ms Bryce has an outstanding record of service to the entire Australian community," he said in...
  • Judge Anand Satyanand to be Governor-General [of New Zealand] (1st ethnic Indian and Catholic)

    04/04/2006 8:18:19 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 4 replies · 620+ views
    The Queen has approved the appointment of Judge Anand Satyanand to succeed Dame Silvia Cartwright as Governor-General of New Zealand. Prime Minister Helen Clark had high praise for the Judge and welcomed his appointment. "Judge Satyanand will bring many personal strengths to the role of Governor-General, including a broad knowledge of the workings of government and the law, as well as a deep appreciation of the different groups and communities which make up contemporary New Zealand. "Judge Satyanand has had a multi-faceted career as a lawyer, a judge, and an ombudsman. Throughout his working life Judge Satyanand has made a...
  • Quebeckers embrace new Governor-General (but not the Rest of Canada...ignorant MSM)

    09/27/2005 12:34:37 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 22 replies · 806+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 09/27/05 | Brian Laghi
    Quebeckers embrace new Governor-General By BRIAN LAGHI Tuesday, September 27, 2005 Posted at 4:57 AM EDT From Tuesday's Globe and Mail Michaëlle Jean will become Canada's Governor-General today with an overwhelming amount of goodwill from young people and Quebeckers, and a historic opportunity to strengthen the vice-regal role in Quebec, a new poll shows. The poll, conducted for The Globe and Mail-CTV News, found 46 per cent of all Canadians — and 71 per cent of Quebeckers — think Ms. Jean is a good choice to replace Adrienne Clarkson as Governor-General. The survey also finds that Ms. Jean is extremely...
  • Rotting From the Head Down

    08/29/2005 7:09:36 AM PDT · by Grig · 6 replies · 559+ views
    ProudToBeCanadian.ca ^ | Monday, August 29, 2005 | Written by Paul Albers
    Just how hard can it be to pick a Governor General? Although not every vice-regal appointment has been an inspired choice (for example, Adrian Clarkson), no previous Prime Minister has so thoroughly messed up what should be a very simple task. There is no way the Prime Minster can legitimately distance himself from the controversy he single-handedly created. Michaëlle Jean was his choice, and her record of separatist support was anything but a secret. Her drinking a toast to Quebec independence was captured on film by her husband, whose support for separatism and FLQ terrorists is more blatant than her...
  • God save the … Liberal Party (Canada: open corruption & mindless political correctness)

    08/20/2005 10:20:48 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 17 replies · 470+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 20, 2005 | Ted Byfield
    OH! CANADA - Ted Byfield God save the … Liberal Party WorldNetDaily.com August 20, 2005 The prime minister of Canada had to reassure his nation this week that the woman he has chosen to act as the pinnacle symbol of Canadian unity does not in fact favor breaking up the country. Whether she had at one time espoused this, he did not say. He could nevertheless unreservedly declare to Canadians that now that she has been offered the job of governor general of Canada (with a household and travel budget that runs around $20 million a year) she finds herself...
  • God... Save The Liberal Party (What, In Canada, Its Not God Save The Queen Alert)

    08/20/2005 12:59:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/20/05 | Ted Byfield
    The prime minister of Canada had to reassure his nation this week that the woman he has chosen to act as the pinnacle symbol of Canadian unity does not in fact favor breaking up the country. Whether she had at one time espoused this, he did not say. He could nevertheless unreservedly declare to Canadians that now that she has been offered the job of governor general of Canada (with a household and travel budget that runs around $20 million a year) she finds herself – in her own words – "proud to be Canadian" with "the greatest respect for...
  • Governor General Elect's Connections to FLQ Marxist Terrorists (Canada)

    08/12/2005 4:36:29 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 14 replies · 1,230+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Friday August 12, 2005 | John Muggeridge
    LifeSiteNews.com Friday August 12, 2005 Governor General Elect's Connections to FLQ Marxist Terrorists Commentary by John Muggeridge TORONTO, August 12, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Since the appointment to the Governor Generalship of Michaelle Jean, a refugee immigrant Haiti and CBC reporter, conservatives in Canada have been wondering what this relative newcomer to public life has to offer a deeply divided country that seems to hover perpetually on the edge of disunion. While Jean's personal accomplishments are seen in English Canada to be insubstantial, on the other side of the French curtain, darker implications are starting to be revealed. An article in...
  • Suspension following Rideau Hall tour angers teen (Governor General's spending habits)

    Suspension following Rideau Hall tour angers teen CTV.ca News Staff An Ontario teen whose class was hustled out of a tour of Rideau Hall after he asked a tough question is angry about how he's been treated by both the Governor-General's staff and by his own school. Jeremy Patfield, 15, was touring the Governor General's official residence on Tuesday when he spotted Adrienne Clarkson -- and wondered aloud about her spending habits. "I said, 'Is that the woman that spends the money on the Queen when she comes?'" Patfield told CTV News. According to the Governor General's press secretary, Randy...
  • Show More Respect

    10/11/2003 7:57:03 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Jim Bredin's Journal ^ | October 11th, 2003 | James Bredin
    This is a poem about a particular Canadian systme of appointed Governor Generals who tour the world on taxpayers' money.
  • Canadian Governor General's visit to Russia

    09/12/2003 6:06:30 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 222+ views
    Journal ^ | September 12th, 2003 | James Bredin
    This is a short poem about the Canadian Governor General's visit to Russia and how Rasputin might have viewed it if he was alive.