The Governor General’s appointment, while generally time-limited, is always 'at pleasure,' which means the office-holder can be let go at any time. After Julie Payette stepped aside, the prime minister quickly replaced her with acting Governor General in the person of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Richard Wagner.
Faced with irrefutable evidence of harassment, Julie Payette moved quickly to step down as Canada's Governor General on Jan. 21, 2021, which was the right thing to do, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—To sack or not to sack, that is the question.
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Maclean’s magazine, which has been in publication since 1905, has seen the departure of associate editor Marie-Danielle Smith, editor-in-chief Alison Uncles, and senior writer Paul Wells in recent weeks.
Now, the work of a parliamentary review committee and inquiry should be towards the goal of eliminating the need to invoke the act in comparable circumstances in the future, says former defence minister Perrin Beatty.