PRIME MINISTER TO RECEIVE ADVICE THIS WEEK ON PICKING NEW GG
Jan 25, 2021
By Bob Komsic
The Privy Council Office will be giving Justin Trudeau advice this week on the selection of a new governor general.
Julie Payette resigned amid a scathing report harassment and a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall.
The president of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Dominic LeBlanc, says the government intends to name a replacement in weeks rather than months.
Until then, Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner will assume duties.
”There was obviously a vetting process that took place, but I don’t think we can pretend that it was adequate. It’s being reinforced obviously and made more robust,” says LeBlanc.
”There is some urgency to have a process in place and make decisions on next steps, and I would think that will be happening in the coming days,” adds LeBlanc, whose father Romeo LeBlanc served as governor general from 1995 to 1999.