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
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! http://www.itk.ca/blog/mary-simon
An ideal choice indeed. [...].