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Senior official appointed secretary to G...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed a senior official to lead the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) following the resignations of Julie Payette and her deputy commander Assunta Di Lorenzo amid allegations of misconduct. Ian McCowan, who currently works in the Privy Council Office (PCO) as Deputy Secretary to the Federal […]

It’s time for a First Nations person to

OTTAWA — Convinced that the abrupt departure of Julie Payette from Rideau Hall offers Canada the opportunity to have its first Aboriginal Governor General, Perry Bellegarde laughs when asked if he is taking French lessons. “But yes,” Bellegarde said Thursday in an interview with The Canadian Press — “Yes.” Bellegarde, who is not seeking re-election […]

Governor General of Canada Julie Payette...

Placeholder while loading article actions TORONTO — Embattled Governor General Julie Payette, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative to Canada, resigned Thursday amid reports that a third-party investigation into allegations of workplace harassment and bullying by current and former employees had been completed. Media quoted unnamed sources who described the findings of the investigation as so ‘stinging’ […]

Payette steps down as Governor General a...

Governor-gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, are quitting after an external review of the Rideau Hall workplace found the pair presided over a toxic work environment. Last year, an independent consulting firm was hired by the Privy Council Office (PCO) to review reports that Payette was responsible for workplace harassment at Rideau […]

Full text of Governor General Julie Paye...

Breadcrumb Links News Canadian politics Canada “For the good of our country and our democratic institutions, I have come to the conclusion that a new Governor General should be appointed” Publication date : January 21, 2021 • January 21, 2021 • 3 minute read • 58 comments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets new Governor General […]

El Paso curfew maintained despite govern...

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew is currently in effect in El Paso County and lasts until January 4. However, on New Years Eve, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on Twitter regarding the restaurant closings. At restaurants in Texas. A formal declaration. “The statewide Governor’s Executive Order […]