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Two Edmonton women named finalists for G...

Breadcrumb Links Local arts Celebrity Books Author of the article: Justin bell Release date : November 10, 2021 • November 10, 2021 • 4 minutes to read • Join the conversation Norma Dunning with her book, Tainna: The Unseen Ones, Short Stories, which is a finalist for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. Photo of […]

Inuit Governor General of Canada sends m...

MONTREAL – November 7 is International Inuit Day and Governor General of Canada Mary Simon sent a message to Canadians on the occasion to talk about her journey to becoming the country’s first Indigenous Governor General, as well as struggles and resilience of its people. “I am a proud Inuk, born in Nunavik, Quebec, in […]

Children’s book shortlisted for Governor

Brittany Luby hopes her children’s book – which was shortlisted for a 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award – will inspire young people to connect with loved ones and the natural world around them. Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh: This is how I know, written by Luby and illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, tells the story of an […]

Statement by Governor General Dame Cindy...

Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:47 a.m.Press release: Government Palace October 31, 2021 The Governor General, the Right Honorable Dame Cindy Kiro and Dr. Richard Davies were saddened by the news of the death of Dame Cath Tizard. “Dame Cath will always hold a special place in our history as the first woman to be appointed […]

Former Governor General Dame Catherine T...

Former Governor General Dame Catherine Tizard has passed away after a “long and distinguished life”. Tizard was Governor General of New Zealand from 1990 to 1996 and has died at the age of 90. His death was confirmed in a statement from his family on Sunday evening. “Our beloved Cath passed away peacefully this evening, […]

Former Governor General Dame Catherine h...

By Syed Mujeeb In a statement, Dame Catherine’s family said she passed away peacefully this evening, after a long illness – at home with her family around her. She was 90 years old. “Our beloved Cath passed away peacefully tonight, October 31, after a long illness: at home with her family around her, just as […]

First poppy presented to the Governor Ge...

The Royal Canadian Legion Virtual Drop of Poppies on Parliament Hill (CNW Group / The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command) OTTAWA – The first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign was presented today to Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary May Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. Due to the […]

HT TODAY: October 25, 1954 – Political c

Karachi: Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammed Ali reconstituted his cabinet tonight as the whole country was under state of emergency declared by Governor General Ghulam Mohammed due to the collapse of the constitutional apparatus. In the hours following the arrival of Mr. Mohammed Ali by a specially chartered plane, the Governor General discussed with him the […]

Reactions to the attack on the new Irani...

Tabriz Attorney General Babak Mahbub Alilu has issued an urgent order to investigate the attack on Abedin Khorram. “The identity of the assailant has been determined and the matter is being investigated,” he noted.Meanwhile, the East Azerbaijan Ashura Corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps issued a statement calling on the responsible bodies to take […]

New Zealand takes oath for first indigen...

WELLINGTON, Oct.21 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed Governor General, Dame Cindy Kiro, was officially sworn in in Parliament in Wellington on Thursday, pledging to reach out to migrants and marginalized citizens . Addressing a small audience at the swearing-in ceremony, Dame Cindy said she was proud of her dual […]

New Zealand’s first indigenous governor

Dame Cindy Kiro was sworn in as New Zealand’s governor general in parliament in Wellington on Thursday, becoming the first indigenous Maori woman to occupy a largely ceremonial role. The Governor General performs a number of constitutional functions in the former British colony, including the official signing of bills and chairing many public ceremonies. They […]

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Barb...

Barbados Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason, 72, is set to become the country’s first-ever female president as she prepares to become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. The statement was made yesterday by Speaker of the House Arthur Holder after all but one member – opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn – cast their ballots. […]

Grise Fiord memorialist awarded literary...

Larry Audlaluk’s account of his family’s forced move to Grise Fiord shortlisted in non-fiction category Most writers, even the most seasoned, will never be considered for a Governor General’s Literary Award. For a beginner author, this is even rarer. That’s why Larry Audlaluk, nominated for his memoir What I remember, what I know: the life […]

RAIC Call for Submissions for the Govern...

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the 2022 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture competition. Awarded every two years, the 12 medals recognize and celebrate exceptional design in projects recently built, large or small, by Canadian architects. The medals are among the most […]

Governor General to travel to Germany fo...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary May Simon, will visit Germany from October 17 to 21, 2021. She will pay a State visit to Berlin and Frankfurt, and represent Canada at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. In Berlin, the Governor General’s program will […]

Governor General visits centenary Jerry ...

FREEPORT, GREATER BAHAMA – Governor General of the Bahamas Sir Cornelius A. Smith visited Jerry Capron, 107, at his home on Sunday to commemorate this milestone. Sir Cornelius presented Capron with a fruit basket and a letter in recognition of the special occasion. Additionally, he said, Queen Elizabeth II will also write a letter and […]

Personal Truth and Reconciliation Day fo...

Governor General Mary May Simon has some very personal thoughts on the eve of Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As the daughter of a white father and an Inuk mother, May Simon says in a statement that she was not forced to attend residential school. She stayed behind and was home schooled […]

Day of Truth and Personal Reconciliation...

OTTAWA – Governor General Mary May Simon had some very personal reflections on Wednesday on the eve of Canada’s first National Truth and Reconciliation Day. As the daughter of a white father and Inuit mother, May Simon said in a statement that she was not allowed to attend residential school. She remained there and was […]

Dame Patsy Reddy’s five-year term as Gov

KEVIN STENT / Stuff Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy ends her term on Tuesday after five years of service. Today is Dame Patsy Reddy’s last day as Governor General, after five years in a role she calls “unique” and “remarkable”. “When people talk about career highlights, well that’s a highlight of life,” Reddy said. Thing. […]

Governor General David Hurley reaches ou...

Governor General David Hurley, the Queen’s representative in Australia, today calls on people across Australia to provide support in difficult times. Key points: Governor General calls on people in rural and regional Australia to ask RU OK? Multiple disasters and now the pandemic have a significant impact on rural populations Rural doctors warn of ‘phantom […]

State funeral to be held for former Gove...

A STATE funeral will be held Thursday at Christ Church Cathedral for former Governor General and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Dion Hanna. Yesterday, a Cabinet Office statement also announced that Mr Hanna’s body would rest today in the foyer of the House of Assembly. The general public will be allowed to view his body from […]

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to be...

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason is expected to become Barbados’ first President when the country officially moves to Republican status on November 30. In a conversation with Barbadians on Saturday, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that Dame Sandra had agreed to be named the first president, while defending the selection of the current governor general […]

Groups want SC governor and General Asse...

Over 1,000 HC Doctors Sign Petition Calling on State to Allow Mask Requirements House Democrats call for special session to repeal budget clause governing masks SC School Boards Association Calls on Legislature to “Take a Step Back” Pressure is mounting on Governor Henry McMaster and the General Assembly, as groups across the state urge the […]

Canadian PM Trudeau visits Governor Gene...

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks after Mary Simon was sworn in as the first Indigenous Governor General during a ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Governor General Mary Simon […]

Canadian Prime Minister to visit Governo...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a press conference with Mary Simon to announce her as the next Governor General of Canada in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, July 6, 2021. REUTERS / Patrick Doyle Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now OTTAWA, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will […]

Trudeau arrives to meet Governor General...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived to meet Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in what sources say is a request to unplug his minority government. In a notice to reporters on Saturday evening, the Prime Minister’s Office said Trudeau would travel to Rideau Hall on Sunday morning to speak with Simon. He arrived […]

Governor General Froyla Tzalam Tells OAS...

Views : 1,096 Posted: Thursday August 12, 2021. 2:11 PM CST. By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize Governor General Froyla Tzalam said indigenous peoples need specific support to enable meaningful commitment and resources to bridge the gap between practice and policy. The Governor General addressed the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) which […]

Lieutenant Governor’s attorney general a

By Travis Fain, WRAL reporter Internal lawyer for Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson was arrested over the weekend at a restaurant in Fuquay-Varina and charged with resisting alcohol law enforcement officers. Brian LiVecchi, 40, “interfered” in an FTA inspection at the BrickHouse Bar & Grill, agency spokeswoman Erin Bean said on Monday. When he kept intervening, […]

Governor General on the occasion of the ...

#Bahamas, November 30, 2021 – Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe has said his ministry will adopt the You Are Someone program in the first quarter of 2022 to ensure the disability community is included in all aspects of society. Minister Wilchcombe was addressing the organized church service (Sunday, November […]

A TRUE PATRIOT OF THE BAHAMAS: Former Go...

By RASHAD ROLLE Principal journalist of the Tribune [email protected] FORMER Governor General and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Dion Hanna, the ardent progressive whose faith in Bahamians helped push the Bahamas towards independence and sparked the era-defining policy of Bahamianization, has died at him yesterday at 93. Mr Hanna was Deputy Prime Minister from 1967 to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PM to receive Governor General’s shortli

OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will receive a shortlist of potential candidates for governor general in the “coming days.” Appearing before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Thursday, LeBlanc said he had hoped the work of narrowing the Canadians’ recommendations to replace former Governor General Julie Payette […]

Governor General, HE Lady Froyla Tzalam

BELIZE CITY, Thursday. May 27, 2021 – For the first time in Commonwealth history, an Indigenous woman currently holds the office of Governor General. Her Excellency Lady Froyla Tzalam is the newly installed Head of State for Belize – the direct representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. HE Lady Tzalam was officially sworn in […]

A new governor general should be appoint...

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc told senators this afternoon that he expects the government to announce the name of Canada’s next governor general by the end of June. Julie Payette resigned her post four months ago after a scathing external review revealed she had presided over a ‘toxic’ and ‘poisonous’ workplace. LeBlanc told a Senate […]

Shortlist for Governor General expected ...

Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, Friday, April 9, 2021. A shortlist of potential names for a new governor general is expected to be delivered to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the coming weeks.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A shortlist of suggested names for a new Governor General is […]

Indigenous woman named next Governor Gen...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Children’s advocate Cindy Kiro said Monday she hopes to inspire Maori girls after becoming the first Indigenous woman appointed as governor general. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she had chosen Kiro for the largely ceremonial role of representing Queen Elizabeth II, and that the Queen had approved. Under New […]

Dame Cindy Kiro to be New Zealand’s next

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that Dame Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro will be New Zealand’s next Governor General. From 2003 to 2009, Dame Cindy served as Children’s Commissioner and holds a doctorate in social policy and an MBA in business administration. She was an associate professor and director of the School of Public Health at […]

Kaczorowski: Four months later, where is...

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Columnists Julie Payette resigned on January 21. Today, Canadians are no more aware of the name of the Trudeau government’s nominee for this vital constitutional role. Canada’s 29th Governor General Julie Payette looks on alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Senate chamber during his installation ceremony, in Ottawa, October 2, 2017. […]

Prince Philip: Without Governor General,...

The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s current absence of a governor-general means it’s not yet clear who might attend a funeral or memorial for Prince Philip – or any other royal who could die during the pandemic – on behalf of Canada. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth […]

The search for a new governor general is...

The federal government has launched its efforts to choose a new Governor General to succeed Julie Payette, who resigned over allegations that she created a toxic workplace at Rideau Hall. Former Governor General Julie Payette salutes before delivering the Speech from the Throne in the Senate Chamber in Ottawa in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian […]

Liberal government launches new process ...

The federal government has unveiled its new process for selecting a governor general to succeed Julie Payette, who resigned earlier this year following a workplace review that found she was chairing a workplace “toxic” and “poisonous”. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced the creation of a new advisory council — chaired by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister […]

Reviews | Here’s the simple way Canada

Canada has been operating for over a month now without a Governor General — the longest vacancy in over 80 years, for my account – and it had no significant consequence for virtually anyone. A important poll published by the Angus Reid Institute last month gave some clear numbers: when asked what to do with […]

Trudeau to announce Governor General sel...

The prime minister is expected to announce this week a new process to select a governor general to succeed Julie Payette, who resigned exactly a month ago following a workplace review that found she was chairing a place “toxic” and “poisonous” work. President of the Queen’s Privy Council Dominic LeBlanc said the government recognizes how […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]