This week saw a freshly sworn-in President Biden revoke the presidential permit for the Keystone XL (extra large?) pipeline. This week saw Pfizer-BioNTech announce that Canada would not receive any vaccines from them this coming week.
No soup for you!
This week also saw Julie Payette resign as Governor General (GG) after an independent inquiry into allegations of workplace harassment, testing journalists’ understanding of the word “unprecedented.”
There was outrage and angst aplenty on all these topics, but my favourite comment was on the GG thing and on the lighter side. Sort of.
The overall political damage to the government
will likely be minimal,
simply due to the chronic civic illiteracy of Canadians,
many of whom no doubt responded to the breaking news
of Payette’s resignation as governor general
by asking who Payette is and what’s a governor general.
– Matt Gurney, National Post