Friday, January 16, 2009

A fitting editorial for Hillier

After the garbage posted on the University of Guelph's Central Student Association website, this editorial in the Guelph Mercury is a welcome change.

Hillier honour was well-placed

January 15, 2009

In an age when politicians and other public figures take inordinate pains to remain on guard and stay with the script, retired general Rick Hiller was a breath of glacial fresh air.

It was his penchant for speaking his mind -- often in very curt, blunt ways -- that endeared him to many in the media, to his supporters and of course to his troops. But it could grate his opponents, and there were a few of those on hand Tuesday at the University of Guelph. We're grateful it was only a few.

Hillier was at the university to receive the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award. He's only the second person to receive the honour since it was created and first awarded for long-serving chancellor and now chancellor emeritus Lincoln Alexander, and he was an extremely appropriate recipient.


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