Michaëlle Jean to meet with Pope; may issue invitation to Canada
Well, it beats another "What's up with Harper?" or "WTF is up with Team Canada hockey???" post, right?
Feb. 22 (CWNews.com) - Canada's new governor general, Micaelle [sic] Jean, will meet with Pope Benedict XVI in a private audience on February 27, the Ottawa government has announced.
Michaelle Jean and her husband will meet with both the Pontiff and Italy's President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi during a short visit in Rome, as they return from Turin, where they will take part in closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics.
. . . During his [his?? - Meg] talks at the Vatican, Jean may issue a formal invitation for Pope Benedict to visit Canada. Cardinal Mac [sic] Ouellet of Quebec City has already invited the Pontiff to attend closing ceremonies of the International Eucharistic Congress which will be held there in June 2008. The governor general could second that invitation on behalf of the country's government.
Mac Ouellet. People just cannot get over their preconceptions about Canada. See, that's why I've said before, if Canada really wants to stake its claim to Hans Island, they should rename it Gord Island. Then nobody would mistake it for a Danish possession, n'est-ce pas?