Friday, August 05, 2005
Why Does Australia Refuse to Grow Up? Canada's New GG Not Elderly White Man
Not only that, unlike Australia's Governor General Michael Jeffery, Canada's Michaelle Jean is not a dimwit.
Before taking up the post, the Haiti-born, award winning journalist ran a womans' shelter in the 1980's and also was a Literature Professor at the University of Montreal.
Just before you think, 'ah journalist...Eddie', Jean is fluent in five languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
While Eddie McGuire is not yet fluent in English.
Michaelle Jean is taking over the post from Adrienne Clarkson. Another woman!
Michaelle Jean's Wikipedia entry