Today in Canada's Political History - February 10, 1939: Happy birthday Adrienne Clarkson!

We have a Right Honourable birthday to celebrate today on Art’s History. It is, of course, former Governor General Adrienne Clark’s big day. She is turning 84. The Queen’s Representative to Canada from 1999 to 2005, Clarkson has continued with a punishing personal schedule in her “retirement.” I know Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast will join with me in sending along birthday wishes to Madam Clarkson.

Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist. He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy. A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.