On Michaëlle Jean’s legacy as governor general, we are being spun, mostly by her.
She will be remembered not for her telegenic talents but for the one defining moment of her tenure — her Dec. 4, 2008, decision to grant Stephen Harper’s wish to prorogue Parliament. His sole purpose was to dodge Stéphane Dion’s agreement with the NDP, supported by the Bloc Québécois, to replace the Conservative government."Scholars" may (or may not) be "divided," but anyone who thinks that pulling a fast one on Canadians and putting the soporific Dion--who was clearly out of his depth, and who couldn't even speak English--in power would have been a good thing for Canada is simply out to lunch.
While public reaction to her decision ran mostly along partisan lines, constitutional scholars have been divided over her ruling...
Your guys lost, Harpoon. Move on.