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Should next lieutenant governor be Indigenous? 

By Peter Jackson  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THE TELEGRAM While women and ethnic groups have been well represented in the post of Governor General in the past few decades, Mary Simon became the first Indigenous person to hold that post when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed her last year. That raises the question of whether provinces might follow suit. Simon, an Inuk from Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec, gained recognition for her work on Arctic and Indigenous issues and advocating for Inuit rights, youth, education and culture. But her appointment was not without controversy. Many in Quebec, including Premier Francois Legault, criticized her for the fact she does not speak French, and one group even launched a lawsuit calling for her dismissal. Emmett McFarlane, a constitutional expert at the University of

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