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August 04, 2005

Journalists as Heads of State

BBC NEWS | Americas | Canada gets new Governor General

A Haitian-born journalist from Quebec is expected to be Canada's new Governor General - the representative of the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Michaelle Jean, 48, is due to be named by the office of Prime Minister Paul Martin.
The announcement will make Ms Jean Canada's first black Governor General, and the third woman to hold the post.

And she's the second CBC journalist in a row.

Posted by jason at August 4, 2005 10:12 AM


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