Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC(hon) FRAIC(hon) FRCPSC(hon) (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy; born February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served from 1999 to 2005 as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation.
Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM record FRSC(hon) FRAIC(hon) FRCPSC(hon) (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy; born February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served from 1999 to 2005 as Governor General of Canada, the 26th past Canadian Confederation.
Clarkson arrived in Canada afterward her relations in 1941, as a refugee from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, and was raised in Ottawa. After receiving a number of college circles degrees, Clarkson worked as a producer and telecaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and a journalist for various magazines. Her first embassy posting came in the to come 1980s, when she promoted Ontarian culture in France and supplementary European countries. In 1999, she was appointed Governor General by Queen Elizabeth II, on the counsel of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, to replace Roméo LeBlanc as viceroy, a publicize which she occupied until 2005, when she was succeeded by Michaëlle Jean. While Clarkson’s succession as the Canadian vicereine was generally welcomed at first, she caused some controversy during her epoch serving as the Queen’s representative, mostly due to costs incurred in the operation of her office, as without difficulty as a somewhat anti-monarchist attitude toward the position.
On October 3, 2005, Clarkson was sworn into the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. She following published her memoirs, founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and became Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.