Category Archives: Governor General

The Letters Patent Removing Julie Payette from the Office of Governor General


I’m circling back, as Jen Psaki would say when she has more news to convey, and closing the loop on this saga of the spectacular remnant of Julie Payette’s supernova. On 10 April 2021, the Trudeau government gazetted the letters … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Shards of the Office of Governor General: A New Advisory Committee Created


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Following Up on the Office of Governor General: Documents Not Gazetted


Even without catchy buzzphrases like “deliverology” and “Open Government,” the Government of Canada published more official documents in the mid-20th century than it does today simply out of a sense of common decency and an understanding that liberal-democratic countries must … Continue reading

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The Shards of the Office of Governor General of Canada


Introduction In January 2021, Julie Payette resigned the Office of Governor General in disgrace. Her troubled tenure has shattered the credibility of the institution and provided anti-monarchists a greater platform on which to stand than they ever dared hope. In … Continue reading

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A Star Goes Supernova: Julie Payette Resigns as Governor General


This week, we have seen the departure of a disgraced, self-serving petulant bully who left executive office with one last closing salvo of bitter recrimination and disavowal of personal responsibility for having created a toxic, dysfunctional workplace that showed absurdly … Continue reading

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