According to a Toronto Star report, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is looking for a new governor general, and will not be extending the term of Michaëlle Jean. A source for the Star story claimed that Rick Hansen, the Man in Motion wheelchair athlete, had been approached and turned down the position. But the next day, papers were quoting Hansen’s spokesperson as saying he had not been approached formally or informally and if he was, he would seriously consider the offer. Another name being tossed around is John de Chastelain, a former chief of staff and U.S. ambassador. Meanwhile, a recently released Star/Angus Reid poll has Jean’s approval rating at 57 per cent after her five years in the role.
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