Someone gets it! For those who thought I was serious....really??
"What skills do you bring to the Royal Court Mr McIsaac?"
.... "Being batshit drunk and crazy, able to urinate in to my own mouth and play the fiddle at the same time not enough for you?"
Actually, one other thing that a General/Flag Officer brings to the table is bilingualism. By definition every retired General is passably bilingual, or they’d be a retired Colonel or a retired Major. Come to think of it, that’s also something that they share with the senior ranks of the civil service, as is the nonpartisanship. Maybe a former Deputy Minister or Ambassador? It’s been done before — Vanier and Leger come to mind.I think that regularly putting a former General or Flag Officer in the position every time would probably be a good idea, because they would be use to working with the Government, having a nonpartisan approach (even if they are not nonpartisan), and they wouldn't wear their uniforms and medals wrong...at the very least they wouldn't wear them on a snow suit or replace them with NASA medals.
He almost certainly wouldn’t be the first Canadian Governor-General to have shot someone with a handgun. Between Minto, Byng, Alexander, Athlone and Vanier, there’s been some veterans of serious operational service that have gone through that office.Vickers shot someone with a handgun. Trudeau would never go for that association.