Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Governor General’s attitude toward public lobbying

Many partisan Canadians, including Stephen Harper, think that they can influence the institution of the Governor General through various means of petitioning the Governor General. Insight into the Governor General’s attitude to such an arm-twisting exercise, is provided by the nomination form for the Order of Canada, which is administered by the Governor General, which reads:

“Note: Please do not initiate a letter-writing campaign to support this nomination. Doing so will not influence the outcome.”


Anonymous said...

the next thing u know is that idiots will rally to oppose potential decisions of Judges & democracy will be replaced by rallys....Clem

WesternGrit said...

It's Harper and his "hot-button", "mob rule" politics again.

Dr Mike said...

I wonder if the GG ever learned how to give the one-digit salute made famous by a great Prime Minister a few years back.

Dr Mike Popovich.