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Tyee Poll: Who Do You Think Should Get the Job as New Governor General?

So Julie Payette is out as Governor General, resigning after a damning report on workplace harassment and bullying and partway through a generally mediocre tenure.

Now the search starts for a replacement. Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau botched the job in hiring Payette, who had faced harassment allegations in two previous jobs, it’s up to Tyee readers to get it right.

It’s not a bad gig — you get a 5,400-square-foot home in Rideau Hall, $290,000 a year, staff and probably have the Queen on speed dial. Mostly you do pleasant ceremonial things, but there’s always the rare chance you might get to decide who forms government if opposition parties gang up on the party power.

And it comes with a public platform that provides an opportunity to raise issues that matter in your five-year term. David Johnston championed education and innovation, Michaëlle Jean focused on the military and Indigenous issues and Jeanne Sauvé, the first female Governor General appointed in 1984, championed world peace and youth.

So tell us, Tyee readers...

Who do you think should get the job as new Governor General?

Nominate your candidate and — in not more than 100 words — tell us why they would be great in the job, and what their appointment would say about Canada today. We’ll share a selection of the submissions in an upcoming story.

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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