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COMMENT: No, it’s not up to the Governor

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is quite right to say that a federal election this year is completely unnecessary. Singh, however, is greatly mistaken in his belief that Canada’s new Governor General should do something about it. And, frankly, he should know better. Amid widespread speculation that a fall election is looming, Singh formally requested newly […]

Governor general will agree to Trudeau’s

Governor General Mary Simon applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following his speech at a Senate ceremony in Ottawa on July 26.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press The long tradition of the governor general acceding to requests from Canadian prime ministers to dissolve parliament will all but push Mary Simon to accept a call from Justin Trudeau to […]

Governor general unlikely to deny Trudea...

Breadcrumb Links News Canadian politics Canada The Fixed Elections Act only allows snap elections if the government has lost the confidence of the House, Jagmeet Singh said in a letter to Mary Simon. Author of the article: The Canadian Press Maan Alhmidi Publication date : Jul 28, 2021 • July 28, 2021 • 4 minute […]

Dispatches from Canada: Appointment of G...

[Ian Profiri is JURIST’s new Staff Correspondent for Canada, joining JURIST’s existing teams of correspondents already filing from India and Myanmar. This is his first report in his new capacity.] Mary Simon became Canada’s first Inuk Governor General on Monday. She is also the first Indigenous person to hold the position in Canada’s 154-year history, […]

Statement by the Prime Minister welcomin...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement welcoming the new Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I have the honor and privilege to welcome the 30th Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon. “Born in Nunavik, in […]

Mary Simon named 30th Governor General, ...

OTTAWA — Mary Simon has officially become Canada’s 30th Governor General and the first Indigenous person to hold the position. As she took her place at the head of the Senate chamber, her husband, Whit Fraser, turned to her, bowed slightly, then sat down next to Simon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Simon, an Inuit […]

Mary Simon Installed as Canada’s First I

Simon is the first Aboriginal person to be Queen Elizabeth II’s official representative in Canada and the Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces. This is a largely ceremonial role, although the Queen must approve the appointment after seeking recommendations from the Canadian government. “I am inspired by the historic nature of this moment, as our […]

Border report submitted to Governor Gene...

The Commissioners intend to write to the Governor General to reject the submitted report Moultrie says the government. representatives refused to sign off on report recommending additional seats or boundary changes to ensure voter parity NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The report of the Constituencies Commission was completed and presented to the Governor General for signature yesterday, […]

Canada’s new Governor General, Mary Simo

For months, Canada has been looking for a new Governor General. Although this was a historic appointment, the federal government was always going to ask a lot of Julie Payette’s successor. Justin Trudeau’s government needed someone who could think his maturity on affairs of state — an acknowledgment that perhaps, in Payette, it failed. The […]

Mary Simon will be installed as Governor...

New July 14, 2021 – 4:32 p.m. EDT Rideau Hall has yet to share ceremony details. Mary Simon speaks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau July 6 in Gatineau ahead of the announcement of her appointment as the country’s new Governor General. (Photo by Sgt Johanie Maheu/Rideau Hall) […]

Colby Cosh: Our new Governor General is ...

Breadcrumb Links Comment NP …even if it reveals Trudeau’s hypocrisy on language issues Publication date : Jul 07, 2021 • July 7, 2021 • 4 minute read • 237 comments Mary Simon speaks to the Economic Club of Canada at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto in 2010. Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post Content […]

PM Trudeau appoints Mary Simon as Canada...

Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021 10:06 a.m. EDT Last updated Tuesday July 6, 2021 8:44 PM EDT OTTAWA- Married Simonan Inuit leader and former diplomat, described her appointment as Canada’s next Governor General – the first Indigenous person to hold the […]

The Prime Minister announces the Queen’s

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that, on his recommendation, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of Mary Simon as the next Governor General of Canada. As Governor General, Ms. Simon will be the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Canada. She will be the 30th Governor General of Canada since […]

Canada’s Governor General resigns after

OTTAWA — The woman who represented Queen Elizabeth as Canada’s official head of state, a high-profile but largely ceremonial role, resigned Thursday after a government report harshly criticized her treatment of employees. Julie Payette, whose title was governor general, resigned after months of media reports that she and a senior adviser had belittled and publicly […]

Announcement of the next Governor Genera...

Hello everyone. Thanks for being here today. Let me start by acknowledging that we are on the traditional land of the Algonquin people. We recognize them as the past, present and future stewards of this land. Canada is a place defined by people. By people who serve those around them. Who take on great challenges […]

Inuit leader Mary Simon named Canada’s f

Inuit leader Mary Simon will be Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General, after Queen Elizabeth II approved the appointment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Why is this important: This comes as the country comes to terms with the historic abuses of Indigenous peoples. The remains of 751 people, mostly Indigenous children, were discovered last month at […]

Mary Simon achieves historic milestone a...

She is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the National Order of Quebec. At the press conference, Simon said she was “honoured, humbled and ready” to be Canada’s first-ever Indigenous Governor General, while noting that there is “pain and suffering” to across the country. “I can say with confidence that my […]

Governor’s statement on COVID-19 vaccine

GOVERNOR’S STATEMENT ON COVID-19 VACCINES JUNE 30, 2021 Good day. I’m speaking to you today because I’m concerned, worried about hearing about the further increase in COVID-19 cases here in BVI. In recent weeks we have seen neighboring countries battling COVID-19, those who are not vaccinated become incredibly ill, have to spend time in hospitals […]