Mary Simon

Governor General Mary Simon ahead of the Throne Speech on Nov. 23, 2021 (Sean Kilpatrick /AFP/CP)

Mary Simon’s land acknowledgement isn’t symbolic: ‘It is our true history’

Image of the Week: The governor general is a symbolic role and Simon’s appointment a symbolic victory. But her land acknowledgement—a bit of symbolic prose—is more than that.
Governor General Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Five takeaways from a very cautious 2021 Throne Speech

The Trudeau government serves up warmed-over election promises, but ’reconciliation’ sounds a lot more convincing coming from this governor general.
Trudeau and Simon arrive for an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on July 6, 2021 (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Mary Simon and the PM’s winning conditions

Paul Wells: The newly named Governor General has been a pillar of many Canadian communities and now will be again of another. She’s needed and ready.
Mary Simon and her husband Whit Fraser leave after the announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau that Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Mary Simon, at the moment she’s needed most

Image of the Week: Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to serve as Governor General, and arrives at a time of great reckoning

Jack Layton 1950-2011

The NDP leader passed away at his home early this morning
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The Commons: Just visiting

The House comes to grips with what Clinton thinks of our approach to Arctic sovereignty and the war in Afghanistan