John Ivison: Mob outrage over Governor General’s misspoken indigenous comment is misplaced

The Governor General is a man of circumspection — an expert at never taking sides in anything.

As such, it was surprising to see him the subject of online vitriol, the result of his use of the ill-chosen word “immigrants” in relation to Canada’s indigenous people.

The reaction was typical of Twitter, where inhibitions are shed and rude, aggressive behaviour flourishes, without consequence.

David Johnston had spoken on CBC Radio about Canadians being a people who look beyond the...

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