Friday, 4 December 2009

Mary Simon, an ideal choice for the next GG

Mary Simon, an ideal choice for the next GG
Posted: December 04, 2009, 4:58 PM by NP Editor


A little bird tells me that a worthy replacement may have been found for Michaëlle Jean, Governor-General of Canada, now in her last year of office.

According to an influential Conservative insider, Mary Simon, currently the President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, would be an "ideal choice."

Simon was ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1994-2003, and also served as Canadian ambassador to Denmark, 1999-2001. She sat on the Joint Public Advisory Committee of NAFTA's Commission on Environmental Cooperation (1997-2000), and chaired the Commission from 1997-98. She was the Chancellor of Trent University from 1995 to 1999.

Simon has played many other roles in her career, including serving on the Nunavut Implementation Commission. She has been showered with honours--everything from the Order of Canada to the Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. And throughout her many years of public service, she has been a powerful voice for Aboriginal rights in Canada and elsewhere.

And she blogs!

An ideal choice indeed. {...]

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