Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave
Just one of many problems associated with hiring on quota instead of merit.
Who knew that a space cadet would turn out to be just that.
When first I heard of her appointment as GG, and knowing little or nothing about her except that she was an ex-astronaut, I didn't see any problem with it. Then articles started to appear about the Maryland abuse allegations - the truth of which still remain murky. Next, a story broke about Payette being involved in a vehicle collision that killed the driver of the other car who was subsequently found to be at fault. This was just prior to the abuse allegations. Those stories gave me pause but then came a series of negative articles which completely changed my mind about her suitability as GG.
"From the earliest reports of Payette’s tenure, they painted a picture of a rebellious governor general, who’s uniquely uninterested in a ceremonial job, and balked over her role as a passive rubber-stamper for the government.
Ever since, it has been a cascade of negative press: she’s refused to move in to the official residence in Ottawa, preferring to live at her cottage in Quebec or another guesthouse in the capital — even as some $250,000 has been spent on renovating Rideau Hall.
She’s super-private, doesn’t like being in the public eye.
She’s not appeared at the occasional event she’s expected at, has reportedly done her darnedest to evade her RCMP security team, and has allegedly presided over a toxic and unpleasant work environment in her office, which is now subject to a review by the Privy Council Office."
"Governor-General Julie Payette has been frequently at odds with the RCMP over security issues in the first year of her mandate, from her decision to go jogging without informing her protective detail to the fact that she lives off the protected grounds of Rideau Hall, current and former RCMP sources say."
"Payette's secrecy and resistance to working with the RCMP routinely sends her protective detail scrambling to fulfil last-minute requests and drives up spending on overtime, hotel and plane tickets, multiple sources told CBC News."
One really has to wonder why this liberal government has such a problem with proper protocol when vetting appointments and their inability to do due diligence.