From VOCM NEWS TODAY......
Womens' Group Calls for Female Lieutenant Governor
October 11, 2007
There are calls for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to appoint a woman as the next Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women says since 1949, 11 men have been named to the post. Council president Leslie MacLeod says that's almost 60 years of male leadership and it's time to open the door for the other half of the population.
I doubt if leadership comes to mind when most think of appointments such as the Lieutenant Governors to the province. I suspect if you ask 100 ordinary people on the streets of this province today to name the current one, the majority would not be able to do so. Maybe the CBC or NTV can actually try that and see. I do, however, agree with the status of women council that it's turn for a female role. On that thought i wonder who would be fitting for the position? Sister Kathrine Bellamy? Mary Walsh? Anyone think of a few who might make a good Lt. Governor?