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Canada defends Michaelle Jean at its own peril

by Campbell Clark (feat. Jocelyn Coulon)

The Globe and Mail
May 28, 2018

Four years ago, Michaëlle Jean, the Haitian refugee who became Canada’s governor-general, was touted as a kind of shiny Canadian innovation for the Francophonie. Now she’s an expensive luxury.

Her tenure as secretary-general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie has been dogged by reports that the former governor-general of Canada was indulging regal tastes.

There was a $500,000 renovation for the Paris apartment put at her disposal, a $20,000 grand piano to put in it, a chauffeur and car for her husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond. France’s l’Opinion newspaper reported her entourage spent $50,000 in four days at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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