The political system of parliamentary democracy with constitutional monarchy which developed in England over centuries is one that has served many nations well. Attempts to replace it with something better have generally been failures; I doubt that sensible people would argue that, for instance, America has a better system.
The office of the lieutenant-governor is part of our system which has served us well in Newfoundland.
I feel strongly that it ought to be maintained. But I would go further — and perhaps make myself a minority of one.
I would like to see a member of the Royal family appointed as the next lieutenant-governor. The politicians that have been appointed to the position have generally been too much associated with parties and events to be respected by all. Academics have been too obscure to mean much to the general population.
When Prince Edward was in Newfoundland, he was surprisingly popular, especially with young people. A youthful prince or duke in Government House would make the office of lieutenant-governor, and Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole, much more exciting and romantic both to residents and the outside world.
And never mind those who are against the office of the lieutenant-governor and the monarchy. They are just against; they don’t have any ideas that would truly lead to better government and a happier Newfoundland and Labrador.