7 Reasons William Shatner Would Make an Awesome Governor General of Canada

I'm not on Facebook - God forbid - but I've heard of it! One of the awesome things happening on Facebook is the group to help nominate The Shat to the office of Governor General of Canada. What is a "Governor General", Yanks ask? Well, it's a ceremonial post that serves very little practical purpose. He or she represents the Queen of England on Canadian soil and must sign our laws into effect (they never refuse to). On a day to day basis, he or she acts as an all-purpose dignitary and "Ambassador of the Interior", touring the country and boosting patriotism. In the last 20 years, they've tried to vary the background, gender and ethnicity of the person holding the post to better represent the Canadian Mosaic. Now granted, William Shatner is a straight white male living in the States, but...

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4. No matter what he says in that clip, he IS Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, the Big Giant Head, Denny Crane and that guy from Emergency 911. And I don't think any country wants to mess with any of those dudes.

5. Vulcan, Alberta would get a big tourism boom. (I care about our small, geeky communities.)

6. Spoken word is about all the Governor General has to do.

7. Shatner alma mater McGill University already has a building named after him. (No expensive rebranding.)

Tomorrow: Why he really shouldn't become Governor General of Canada.



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