Where is our governor general?
The Office of Governor General occupies a critical place within Canada's Constitution and system of responsible government. Ideally, its occupant embodies the best of who we are as a nation. Let's hope that the government takes these considerations seriously as it prepares to name a new governor general—sooner rather than later.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau swears in a new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2019. The Payette controversy has raised questions about the utility of the Office of the Governor General, but the GG is a critical part of the Canadian parliamentary system of responsible government, writes Michael Kaczorowski.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade