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An unboring ceremony in the senate?!

This Magazine Staff

Nice to see some real emotion on The Hill that didn’t involve MP’s calling each other names in question period. During her swearing in ceremony today new GG Michaelle Jean often had tears of awe and pride twinkling at the corners of her eyes. Her speech, while following protocol, had real meat in it. She and the PM also loosened up afterwards, clapping and singing along with a gospel choir from Montreal. Today the Globe reported that the majority of young people and Quebeckers think Jean is the right choice for GG — it’s not often that a decision Ottawa makes meets with anything other than disdain or indifference from those groups. We still, however, need to see more women and people of colour occupying seats of power across Canada.

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