A bright star in Canada's future?
Michaelle Jean used her maiden speech as Governor General to proclaim that the time of the "two solitudes" is over and to call for greater unity.Current mood: more whole.
Jean, a Haitian-born Montrealer and television journalist who endured controversy over alleged sympathies for Quebec separatism, said it's time to focus on promoting national solidarity. "The time of the 'two solitudes' that for too long described the character of this country is past," she said Tuesday during a colourful swearing in ceremony in the ornate Senate chamber.
"We must eliminate the spectre of all the solitudes and promote solidarity among all the citizens who make up the Canada of today.