One year in

by Aaron Wherry

No one outside of Rideau Hall seems to have marked the passing of David Johnston’s first anniversary as Governor General this past weekend. Here is my brief take from the current print edition, which is mostly bolstered by everyone else’s lack of notice.

It has been a quiet start to his term. Though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, presented with a chance to rebut that adjective, he declines. “I don’t have any rebuttal,” he said in an interview last month. “I regard myself as a quiet person. As a university president for almost 27 years, [I learned that] quiet and steady and robust in the importance of the institution are good approaches.”




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One year in

  1. Pale, male, stale.

    • You really are a joyless individual, aren’t you.

      • No, I’m a happy and optimistic person…although what that has to do with our GG being a non-entity I don’t know.

  2. I’m sad to say I’m disappointed.  I expected quiet, I didn’t expect partisan.

    • Maybe i haven’t been following all that closely – but partisan? How IYO?

      • I tried to find the picture (for about 10 seconds) of his cheering the results of our recent Federal election.  It’s out there . . . somewhere. 

        • I saw it on TV but I haven’t been able to find it on-line. The GG giving a big fist-pumping salute to the Con caucus as Steve and the GG walked side-by-side on their way to the group photo. It was uncalled for and repugnent. I lost whatever respect I had for the the office in that moment.

          • Yup, that’s the one!  Thanks for confirming I didn’t hallucinate.

  3. We still have a Governor General?

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