I’ve met Governor General David Johnson a few times and he’s always seemed like a pleasant, well educated man so it was strange to see him wander into divisive partisan politics in an interview with Peter Mansbridge recently.
His foray into sharing his opinions on issues of the niqab and Syrian refugees, wasn’t without a fair bit of prodding from Justin’s good friend at the CBC.
It would be interesting to know how Mansbridge divined this “discomfort” he sensed the Governor General felt over those issues coming up in the election.
The Queen doesn’t comment on politics in Britain and neither should Johnson in his role as the Queen’s representative here in Canada.
It’s not for the Governor General to lecture Canadians on how they should feel on issues like this and I would think a man like David Johnson knows better than to step out into the realm of partisan politics.
Which also makes me wonder why he’s cozying up to young Trudeau.