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Is it time to reconsider whether Canada needs a Governor General?

Amid allegations that she berated, belittled and humiliated Rideau Hall staff, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has come under fire for her behaviour while Canada's representative for the Queen.

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Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is facing allegations that she created a toxic work environment in her office at Rideau Hall. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Amid allegations that she berated, belittled and humiliated Rideau Hall staff, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has come under fire for her behaviour while Canada's representative for the Queen.

Those reports have led to an unprecedented third-party investigation and over $100,000 spent by the federal government in legal fees.

Our question this week: Is it time to reconsider whether Canada needs a Governor General?

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