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The Governor General of Barbados will as...

On Monday, Barbados will become the first country in nearly three decades to leave the Commonwealth of Nations, in line with Parliament’s September decision to introduce a constitutional amendment that repeals the 1966 rule, when the Caribbean country ceased to be a British colony, but maintained dependence on the Crown. After being chosen by Parliament […]

Ryan Reynolds receives 2021 Governor Gen...

OTTAWA – Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is the recipient of the 2021 National Arts Center Award. The award, which is part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, recognizes work of extraordinary nature and significance in the performing arts by an artist or company during the last year of performance. Recipients are selected by the […]

Governor General emphasizes ‘lifelong jo

“We cannot hide from these findings. They open deep wounds, ”she said in French. At the same time, she said there was hope. “Reconciliation is not a one-off act and has no end date. It is a lifelong journey of healing, respect and understanding, ”she said. Simon, who was born in Kangiqsualujjuaq, in the Nunavik […]

Governor General and federal party leade...

OTTAWA –The Governor General, the Prime Minister and other Canadian leaders issued statements Thursday recognizing the courage of the women and men who have served and continue to serve the country. Governor General Mary Simon, who attends Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial alongside other dignitaries, said the day is a time of […]

Vietnamese Ambassador presents documents...

Posted on November 16, 2021 Posted on November 16, 2021 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Le Viet Duyen presented letters of credence to Governor General Dame Susan Dougan on Wednesday, October 10 via the online platform Zoom. According to a statement from the foreign ministry of that country, Le Viet […]

Red Deer Instructor Finalist for Governo...

Red Deer Polytechnic teacher Jenna Butler is a finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction for her book Reverie: a year of bees. Butler said she uses storytelling to examine bees, natural ecology and climate change. Her book also ended up being a personal account of trauma recovery. Butler said she carried […]

Message from the Governor General on Rem...

OTTAWA, ON, November 11, 2021 / CNW / – On Remembrance Day, our thoughts are with Canadian veterans who fought for our freedom and our values. Who has served far from home, in peacekeeping missions and in horrific wars. Who came home, never the same, or never came home at all. We remember their families […]

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 […]

Message from the Governor General of Can...

OTTAWA, ON, November 7, 2021 / CNW / – I am a proud Inuk, born in Nunavik, Quebec, in from Canada Arctic. There are approximately 15,000 Inuit living in 15 communities across Nunavik. The stories of my life are rooted in my love for my mother tongue, Inuktitut, and the traditional customs of our people, […]

Governor General Welcomes New Heads of M...

OTTAWA, ON, November 3, 2021 / CNW / – Today, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary May Simon, Governor General of Canada, welcomed three new heads of mission to Canada during a formal presentation ceremony at Rideau Hall. Upon arrival in Canada, new heads of mission must present their credentials to the Governor General before […]