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.”