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Governor General of Canada

The Canadian Governor General is the representative of the Queen in Canada. Learn about the role and services provided by the Governor General and about current and past Canadian Governors General.

Governor General David Johnston
A bilingual legal scholar with a long career in university administration, David Johnston plans to make families, education and philanthropy and volunteerism the primary focus of his mandate.

Role of Governor General of Canada
The duties and responsibilities of the Governor General of Canada as the representative of the Queen in Canada.

Governors General Since Confederation
Governors General of Canada and their terms of office since Canadian Confederation in 1867.

Michaelle Jean's New Job
Governor General Michaëlle Jean begins a new job when her vice-regal duties as Governor General of Canada end in September 2010.

Former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc Dies
Romeo LeBlanc, Canada's first Acadian Governor General, died on June 24, 2009 at his home in New Brunswick after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Vincent Massey - First Canadian-born Governor General of Canada
Biography of Vincent Massey, the first Governor General of Canada born in Canada.

Georges Vanier - First French-Canadian Governor General of Canada
Biography of Georges Vanier, World War I hero, diplomat and the first French-Canadian Governor General of Canada.

Jeanne Sauvé - First Woman Governor General of Canada
Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada and Speaker of the House of Commons - biography, professional, political and government background.

Rideau Hall
The official residence of the Governor General of Canada.

Order of Canada
How to nominate a deserving Canadian for the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour for lifetime achievement.

Canadian Parliament Glossary
Definitions of Canadian government terms relating to Parliament in Canada.

Canadian Monarchy Glossary
Definitions of Canadian government terms related to the monarchy in Canada.

Governor General of Canada Official Site
Official site of Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean. Information on history, honours and heraldry.

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