Today, I doff my hat to our governor general Michaëlle Jean who showed her support for the Inuit community in Nunavut by her symbolic defiance of an upcoming European Union ban on our seal products. “It’s like sushi,” she said, after tasting raw seal meat at a meeting of hundreds of Inuit at a community festival in Rankin Inlet in Nunavut on Monday.
Earlier this month, the EU Parliament voted to endorse a ban on seal products in protest against commercial hunting practices. When she was asked if she meant to send a message to the EU, Ms Jean replied: “Take from that what you will.”
Well said, GG!