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David Johnston

For the first time in the 21st century, Canada would have a male Governor General. In fact, when David Johnston took over from Michaelle Jean in 2010, he was the first male Governor General in 11 years. As well, in a marked change from the 20th...

Michaelle Jean

For the first time in Canadian history, a female Governor General would be replaced, not by a male Governor General, but another female Governor General. Such was the case in 2005 when Michaelle Jean replaced Adrienne Clarkson, but we are getting...

Romeo LeBlanc

Romeo LeBlanc

Since Vincent Massey had become the first Canadian-born Governor General, there had been Governors General from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. So far, both coasts of Canada had not been represented yet, but that would change...

Jules Leger

In the list of Canadian-born Governors General, the first three were well-known throughout Canada. Vincent Massey, Georges Vanier and Roland Michener had all prominent careers prior to taking the office. When the very popular Michener left office in...

John Buchan

After the relatively low-key time of Lord Bessborough, the new Governor General would bring a passion for Canada that extended back decades. He was a man who loved history, writing and the idea of a Canadian national identity. He was John Buchan...

Victor Cavendish

(c) University of Leeds Art Collection and Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation The world was at war, and Canada was heading towards one of the most divisive and troubled times in its history. It was in that situation that Canada...

Earl Grey

Today, we come to one of the more famous of the early Governors General. Born as Albert Henry George Grey, he is better known simply as Earl Grey. Born on Nov. 28, 1851 in London to General Sir Charles Grey and his wife Caroline, Earl Grey’s...

John Campbell

After the highly popular Lord and Lady Dufferin left Canada to return to England, Canada would receive a new Governor General in the form of John Campbell, the 9th Duke Of Argyll and the Marquis of Lorne. Born on Aug. 6, 1845 in London to George...

Lord Dufferin

The first two Governors General I looked at were a bit hands off when it came to their duties in Canada. While they did get involved in various matters, both Charles Monck and John Young disliked Ottawa, and seemed eager to get back to Canada...

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