Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has called for the extension of Governor-General Michaëlle Jean’s term. “As a francophone woman who overcame great obstacles to get where she is today, and as the first black Canadian appointed as Governor General, I can’t imagine a better role model for young Canadians, particularly young girls,” he says. Ignatieff pointed out that it’s not uncommon for governors-general to stay on past their terms, citing as examples Adrienne Clarkson, Roland Michener and Jeanne Sauvé.
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