Canada’s Vice-regal Head resigns facing a report that she tolerated a toxuc workplace. His Honour David Only weighed in, addressing the resignation and the hoops he, a political science grad, jumped when he was appointed. Madame Payette’s celebrity, based on her expertise as an astronaut and her “engaging” personality turned out to be a toxic mix, falling short of Canadian excellence.
Privileged persons and humanity
Canadian law applies to all Canadians and yet we see both provinces and individuals constantly trying to find exemptions from law for themselves. Our first prime minister stumbled on this very point. This is a lesson resisted by many in elevated positions, many of whom see themselves as untouchable and almighty, forgetting they are still human.
Let’s hope and pray her experience provides her an important lesson in humanity and humility.