Adrienne Clarkson’s defence of suckling the public teat is tone-deaf
By Tim PowersNov. 7, 2018
She’s sending a clear message that she believes her appointment as governor general in 1999 was a lifetime sinecure.
Adrienne Clarkson and Paul Martin speak to each other at a Rideau Hall ceremony during her time as governor general from 1999 to 2005, while he was prime minister. The Hill Times file photograph
OTTAWA—Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson famously joked at a national press gallery dinner many years ago, “I am Adrienne Clarkson and you are not.” At the time, she was poking fun at herself for her alleged inflated sense of self.
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