Rather than continue diverting the Outremont thread, I might as well get this off my chest.
Michaëlle Jean is one of the most disgraceful excuses for a governor-general that I've ever seen.
Rather than having the decency to confine herself, like royalty, to some ceremonial and humanitarian activities, she goes beyong the call of duty in a variety of ways.
She blesses the troops in Afghanistan and urges them on to greater sacrifices. Her latest act was to lead them in singing Give Peace a Chance - followed cynically by refusing to support the idea of a 17-day truce during the Vancouver Olympics, because, as she said, the troops must continue to "build peace" tirelessly.
Last year, of course, she thwarted the elected representatives in the House of Commons by allowing Harper to pull the plug early - four days before seeing his government defeated.
In her latest travesty, she has [url=just">http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/good-chemi... met with the Dalai Lama[/url] - at a time when federal officials were careful not to meet him for fear of offending China yet again. It is perfectly obvious that she did this on Harper's command, as if to say, "You understand that we still love you, but we have to pretend for a while."
Such shameless actions, IMO, render her unfit for the job of head of state. I demand that she be turfed.
Thanks for listening.