From: Philip St. George and Rooster Cogburn, thenorthbaybay.ca
Terry Cox is Canada’s new Governor General.
The lifelong North Bayite and former City Hall employee is set to begin his five year term as Canada’s Governor General following the resignation of Julie Payette.
Cox is a former “Corporate Advisor” to The City of North Bay – a position he held for nearly 4 years.
“It’s about time,” says Cox. “I look forward to applying the same level of commitment to this new position as I did to my last one, which is why I’ll be starting my tenure on vacation.”
Terry Cox is supported by his wife, family, and dozens of “Coxheads,” who are big fans of what Terry has done to North Bay.
“Almost 4 years on city payroll, pulling $200 000 as a ‘Corporate Advisor,’” admires gigantic Coxhead and friend Mike Oxbig. “Living the dream.”
While Cox is looking forward to 5 years of vacations and occasional closed-door meetings as Canada’s Governor General, he’s more excited about the years that follow.
“I’m hoping I can be a Shadow Governor General for 10 to 15 years after, so I can still pick up my checks but not have to go to Ottawa.”
Locally, reaction to Cox’s appointment have been muted, with most citizens unaware of Terry Cox or his position.
“The best thing to come out of this would be if the Queen decided to move to North Bay and take over,” says local wide-eyed optimist Jenny Tullson. “I don’t know how that would work because I don’t really have any idea what the Governor General does anymore, but it’s linked to the Queen somehow, right?”
A triumphant Cox will travel to Ottawa in June to take his new position, having narrowly won the Governor General position over a beaver, Tony the Tiger, and a hockey jersey worn by Wayne Gretzky.