Canada’s first Indigenous governor-general decries online abuse

CANADA’S first Indigenous governor-general, Mary Simon, denounced yesterday racist and sexist abuse that led her to block comments on her official social media accounts.

A sampling of the remarks were highlighted in a video posted on her Instagram account, calling her a “treacherous bitch,” “a worthless piece of meat,” “trash,” various farm animals and a vulgar slang for women’s genitals.