Former governor general Ed Schreyer will announce Thursday he's entering the federal election campaign as an NDP candidate in Manitoba, an unprecedented move for a former Canadian head of state. Schreyer will run in the Selkirk/Interlake riding, which is just north of Winnipeg between Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis in the west and Lake Winnipeg in the east. "It's remarkable in the sense there is no precedent and now it creates a precedent on that, which creates much dialogue in constitutional circles.," David Mitchell, a political historian and vice-president of the University of Ottawa, told CBC News Online.One of the best outcomes will be constitutional confirmation that when you are done as Governor General it is back to the plow, the desk, the sofa. You are just one of us. Because we are all each just one of us.
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Posted by Alan McLeod on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 in Federal Election 2005/06, Non-partisan blog posts, Law - 2 comments