Grits want GG Jean to stay

As Michaëlle Jean prepares to step down as governor general, Michael Ignatieff has called for an extension of her five-year term, the CBC reported. The Liberal leader cited her advocacy on behalf of Aboriginal and Arctic peoples, her support for Canadian soldiers, and her skill at international relations, particularly the role she played following the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Ms. Jean is originally from that country. Ms. Jean's term is set to expire on Sept. 27. Several other governors general have seen their terms extended in recent years.

Published: Wednesday, 05/05/2010 12:00 am EDT

As Michaëlle Jean prepares to step down as governor general, Michael Ignatieff has called for an extension of her five-year term, the CBC reported. The Liberal leader cited her advocacy on behalf of Aboriginal and Arctic peoples, her support for Canadian soldiers, and her skill at international relations, particularly the role she played following the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. Ms. Jean is originally from that country. Ms. Jean's term is set to expire on Sept. 27. Several other governors general have seen their terms extended in recent years.

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