30 December 2003

Today's lesson: the governor general's duties

Speaking of the monarchy, here is a way that students might go about remembering what the Queen's representative in Canada is supposed to be doing. It's set to the first part of the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major-General" from The Pirates of Penzance.

I am the very model of a modern Gov'nor General
Presiding over all the work of politicians federal,
Yet all I do on Parl'ment Hill
Is grant Royal Assent to bills;
For this I'm getting paid to be a modern Gov'nor General.

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