John Crosbie's term as the Queen's representative in Newfoundland and Labrador will end in a matter of weeks, with Crosbie indicating he will be sticking around at Government House into March as a decision is made on his successor.

The appointment of the lieutenant-governor is the prerogative of the prime minister.

Crosbie, a former federal and provincial cabinet minister, is the latest politician to hold the job, succeeding another, former provincial Liberal leader Ed Roberts.

But a career in politics is not a prerequisite for the job. Previous holders of the post have included Dr. Tony Paddon, a physician renowned for his service with the Grenfell mission, and Dr. Max House, a pioneer in telemedicine.

What do you think? Should we have someone from another walk of life? Or do we even need a lieutenant-governor at all?

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Alternatively, feel free to leave a suggestion for the next lieutenant-governor in the comments. The St. John's Morning Show asked its listeners for suggestions today, and received a wide range that included former premier Clyde Wells, visual artist Mary Pratt and community activist Derek Winsor.