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Governor of Children and Youth

August 5, 2005 permalink

Canada's newly appointed Governor General Michaëlle Jean says that she will use her position to draw attention to children and young people. We quote just the two relevant paragraphs from the Globe and Mail.



Jean debuts with a combative, witty style


Friday, August 5, 2005 Page A4

With a report from John Ibbitson

After a prepared speech delivered mostly in impeccable Radio-Canada French and partly in impeccable French-accented English, Ms. Jean said she intends to use the bully pulpit of Rideau Hall to focus attention on the plight of disadvantaged young people.

"I can tell you already that one of my concerns in my new job will be to consider the situation of children and youth in this country," Ms. Jean said. "As a journalist, even though this was not part of my work, I have always set time aside to meet with children in the schools, often in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and I've always taken the time to listen to those young people."

Source: Globe and Mail
found by Dolores Sicheri