Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy; born February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. On October 3, 2005, Clarkson was sworn into the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. She subsequently published her memoirs, founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and became Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy; born February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. Clarkson arrived in Canada with her family in 1941, as a refugee from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, and was raised in Ottawa. After receiving a number of university degrees, Clarkson worked as a producer and broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and a journalist for various magazines. Her first diplomatic posting came in the early 1980s, when she promoted Ontarian culture in France and other European countries. She was in 1999 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, to replace Roméo LeBlanc as viceroy and she occupied the post until succeeded by Michaëlle Jean in 2005. While Clarkson's appointment as the Canadian vicereine was generally welcomed at first, she caused some controversy during her time serving as the Queen's representative, mostly due to costs incurred in the operation of her office, as well 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 subsequently published her memoirs, founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and became Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. (en)
dbo:activeYearsEndDate
  • 2005-09-27 (xsd:date)
dbo:activeYearsStartDate
  • 1999-10-07 (xsd:date)
dbo:almaMater
dbo:birthDate
  • 1939-02-10 (xsd:date)
dbo:birthPlace
dbo:monarch
dbo:orderInOffice
  • Governor General of Canada
  • 26th
dbo:primeMinister
dbo:profession
dbo:successor
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2020-01-25 20:18:14Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 161185 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 82622 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2020-01-25 20:18:09Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 368 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 937560358 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dbp:wordnet_type
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī; née Poy; born February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. On October 3, 2005, Clarkson was sworn into the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. She subsequently published her memoirs, founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and became Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Adrienne Clarkson (en)
owl:sameAs
foaf:depiction
foaf:gender
  • female (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
is dbo:governorGeneral of
is dbo:presenter of
is dbo:spouse of
is dbo:successor of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:appointed of
is dbp:before of
is dbp:governorGeneral of
is dbp:predecessor of
is dbp:successor of
is foaf:primaryTopic of