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"Could I try the heart?"

In a gesture of solidarity, Governor General dines on raw seal meat

“Could I try the heart?” This question from Governor General Michaelle Jean must surely rank as a the least predictable quote of the day. The Queen’s representative in Canada uttered the words in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, where, on the first day of an Arctic trip, she “gutted a freshly slaughtered seal, pulled out its raw heart, and ate it.” In this vivid report, Canadian Press tells us that she chowed down on raw seal as a gesture of solidarity with Inuit hunters.

The Canadian Press

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