It is not my intention to list the merits or shortcomings of previous governors general. Suffice it to say that several caused the raising of many eyebrows; Michaëlle Jean, Adrienne Clarkson and Jeanne Sauvé would top the list.
The latest appointment of Canada's 29th Governor General, Julie Payette, will no doubt meet with the approval of the majority of Canadians. Astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. In addition, she is truly Canadian and worthy of the appointment.